Man run over, killed during argument in West Town

CHICAGO (Sun Times Media Wire) -- An argument in West Town turned fatal Friday night when a man with a knife was run over by the person he was arguing with.

William Gonzalez, 38, began arguing with a driver of another car about 8:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Augusta Boulevard, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Gonzalez stepped out of his passenger seat and approached the other driver while holding a knife, police said. That driver tried to flee the scene and struck Gonzalez.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:28 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

An autopsy Saturday found Gonzalez died from multiple injuries he suffered from the being struck by the automobile. His death was ruled a homicide.

The driver was questioned by detectives at the scene and was released without being charged, police said.