No charges against woman for fatally shooting Pleasure Singleton Jr. in what police call case of ‘self-defense’

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Police say the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Pleasure Cardell Singleton Jr. was a case of self-defense, and the woman who shot him will not be charged.

The woman shot Singleton after he stabbed her multiple times Thursday afternoon in a domestic fight in his West Side Lawndale neighborhood home, Chicago Police said.

About 4:05 p.m. Oct. 5, Singleton, a father of three, was shot in the chest after he stabbed the 25-year-old woman multiple times in the 4000 block of West 21st Street, police said.

The woman was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, and Singleton was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:48 p.m., authorities said.

The stabbing was believed to be a domestic incident, police said, but the nature of the relationship between the two wasn’t released.

Charges against the woman were rejected when the shooting was ruled self-defense, police said Saturday.

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