Chicago man charged in stabbing of Walgreens customer who confronted him over shoplifting

Roy Lemont Pughsley | Chicago police

A man was charged with allegedly stabbing a man who confronted him over shoplifting at a Walgreens Sunday in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

Roy Lemont Pughsley, 48, was accused of stabbing the 50-year-old man multiple times after he was verbally confronted around 10:38 p.m. at a Walgreens in the 600 block of North Clark Street, police said.

The man suffered stab wounds to the legs, face and neck, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, police said.


Pughsley was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, police said.

He is due in court Friday.