Police have suspect in custody after 44-year-old James Rice stabbed to death in his Back of the Yards home

A suspect was in custody early Thursday after a man was stabbed to death in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

James E. Rice, 44, was stabbed shortly before 4 a.m. during a fight with the male suspect inside a home in the 2100 block of West 54th Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rice was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. He lived on the same block where the attack happened.

Police said the incident appears to be domestic-related and the suspect was in custody early Thursday.

—Chicago Sun-Times Wire

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