Man charged with fatally stabbing Andre Baker during fight over woman last month in North Austin

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Aaron D. Land | Cook County Sheriff's Dept.

Aaron D. Land | Cook County Sheriff’s Dept.

A West Side man wanted for fatally stabbing Andre Baker last month during an argument over a woman in the North Austin neighborhood was arrested last week.

Aaron D. Land was ordered held without bond Saturday for the June 24 killing of the 44-year-old Baker, authorities said.

About 5 a.m. that day, several witnesses inside a home in the 1600 block of North Menard saw Land stab Baker repeatedly during a fight over a woman, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Baker, a Humboldt Park resident, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he died at 5:27 a.m., authorities said.

An arrest warrant for Land was issued on July 7, and CPD’s fugitive apprehension team tracked the 32-year-old down Thursday in the 5600 block of West Madison, according to police and court records.

Land, who lives in Homan Square, was charged with first-degree murder. Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered him held without bond Saturday. He is due in court again on Monday.

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