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Witness tells of stab try before McDonald shot : 911 caller testifies man tried to stab him but never IDs slain teen

Sep 27, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Prosecutors in the murder trial of Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke have argued that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was no threat to officers or civilians on the night Van Dyke shot him 16 times.

On Wednesday, however, Cook County jurors heard for the first time that minutes before he was shot, McDonald tried to stab a truck driver whose 911 call set events into motion that night.

"He pulled out a knife, and he wanted to hurt me," Rudy Barillas, testifying through a Spanish interpr...