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Three dead, 12 wounded in holiday violence

Updated: November 24, 2012 12:15AM

A man fatally stabbed while he attempted to stop a fight between a married couple was among three people killed and at least 12 others were injured in violence since the beginning of Thanksgiving weekend.

On Wednesday, William Terry, 55, was stabbed multiple times when he tried to intervene in an argument between a married couple at 7:11 p.m. in the 10300 block of South Forest, authorities said. A man arguing with his wife took a kitchen knife and stabbed Terry multiple times throughout the body.

Terry, of the 14100 block of South Tracy Avenue in Riverdale, was declared dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The man who stabbed Terry fled in a van and is not in custody, police said. The man’s wife was not injured.

In another death, Christopher Jacobs, 19, died Friday afternoon after he was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, authorities said. About 1 p.m. Thursday, someone called police to report numerous gunshots fired in the 4900 block of South Seeley Avenue, police said.

When officers arrived, they found Jacobs lying down on the street, police said. Jacobs was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died Friday at 2:15 p.m., authorities said.

Around the time that Jacobs was shot on Thursday, Jonathan Belton, 25, was fatally shot in the 5500 block of South Albany Avenue, authorities said. Belton, of the 900 block of South Austin Boulevard, was dead on the scene.

Twelve other people were wounded by gunfire throughout the city — primarily on the South Side — since 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

About 1 p.m. Thursday, a Chicago Police officer shot a man who attacked a CTA bus passenger at South California Avenue and West 63rd Street then charged at the officer. Police shot the man twice and police needed to deploy a Taser twice to subdue him to get him into an ambulance, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.

About 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, a bullet entered a home in the 1100 block of West 104th Street and struck a 15-year-old girl in the head, police said. She was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center.

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