Uber Driver Stabbed to Death in Lincolnwood

A Wilmette man who was stabbed to death early Tuesday morning was an Uber driver who was dropping off a passenger in Lincolnwood, police officials said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

Grant Nelson, 34, of the 1100 block of Isabella Street in Wilmette, was stabbed shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday. His vehicle, a gray 2015 Hyundai Sonata sedan, was found near the intersection of Touhy and Lincoln avenues in Lincolnwood, according a Lincolnwood police new release.

Police said Nelson was a driver for the ride-share company, and was dropping off a passenger in the area when the attack happened. It is unclear what connection – if any – the suspect, who has not been identified, may have to the driver.

According to police, the suspect was found by authorities hiding behind a building near the scene of the incident.

Nelson was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston where he died from his injuries at 7:55 a.m., according to the release.

The victim’s family has been notified and is being assisted by social services, the release states.

The crime was “an isolated incident,” according to the release, “and there is no indication of further risk to the community.”

Police have not indicated a motive for the stabbing.

Lincolnwood police and the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the incident, which police have called a homicide, according to the release.

Police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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