23-year-old Kenny Paterimos was fatally stabbed at Richard’s Bar in Chicago.
Kenny Paterimos Killed in Stabbing at Richard’s Bar in West Town
Attorney Commentary: Wondering, “Can I sue for being stabbed?” in the second part of this article, stabbing victim attorney Brian Kent discusses lawsuits for bar stabbings.
23-year-old Kenny Paterimos was tragically killed in a stabbing at Richard’s Bar in Chicago’s West Town on February 22. 30-year-old Thomas Tansey was charged with first-degree murder for his death on Wednesday, March 4.
Paterimos was out with his brother and others in a group at Richard’s Bar on 491 North Milwaukee Ave. on February 22. Another man reportedly started yelling homophobic slurs at Paterimos, said his family.
According to Paterimos’ family, a bouncer kicked Tansey out of the bar. Paterimos then went outside to smoke a cigarette later in the night, when he was stabbed. He was rushed to a hospital and later died.
Family and friends of Paterimos held Tansey down outside of the bar until police arrived. Tansey claimed self-defense and was released 48 hours later. This sparked anger from the victim’s family and others in the community, with a protest of over 100 people outside of the bar on March 3.
Tansey was eventually tracked down at Rush University Medical Center and was arrested after he exited the hospital.