Man Killed In Fight With Girlfriend’s Dad
CHICAGO (STNG) ? A 23-year-old man was killed in a fight with his girlfriend’s father Saturday afternoon on the West Side.
The 40-year-old father was taken into custody after the incident, and the case was initially being investigated as a homicide, but the father was later released without being charged.
Swantell McKinley, of 1416 S. Karlov Ave., was pronounced dead at 1:48 a.m. Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
McKinley was the aggressor in a domestic battery incident with his girlfriend in a second-floor apartment in the 4000 block of West Harrison Street about 1 a.m. The woman’s father attempted to stop the incident, a fight ensued and McKinley was injured, police said.
A Saturday autopsy determined McKinley died of multiple injures from an assault and the death was ruled a homicide.
I know it probably sounds vicious and unmerciful of me, but my first thought upon reading this was, “Go, Dad!” The man tried to stop the “victim” from beating his daughter, and when he wouldn’t, the dad defended his daughter. If more families would stand up to domestic violence, maybe there would be fewer men, women, and children who die as a result of the abuse they endure every day.