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Son held in connection with stabbing death of his father

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

On a block of compact brick houses with "Proud Union Home" signs poking up out of many front yards and Fraternal Order of Police stickers on car windshields, Kenneth Johnson was considered a friendly neighbor who'd been known to clear snow from other people's sidewalks.

"It's a quiet neighborhood," said Darrell Sala, 58, a longtime resident of the Kennedy Park community where Johnson lived. "Nothing has ever happened."

That was until early Sunday, when, police say, Johnson was stabbed to death. Police had few details Sunday afternoon, other than to say Johnson, 48, was stabbed multiple times inside his home in the 11400 block of South Rockwell about 2:45 a.m.

Johnson later died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A son of Johnson's was in custody, but no charges had been filed by late afternoon Sunday.

Johnson had lived in a little red-brick bungalow in the middle of his block for the last six years or so, neighbors said. Some said Johnson was married, and could often be seen walking with his partner and their dog.

"He seemed like a nice enough fellow," said Sala, who recalled Johnson clearing snow from his sidewalk during a recent snowstorm.

One neighbor, who didn't want her name used, said she was horrified to see news crews walking up and down Rockwell seeking comments about her neighbor.

"They were pretty nice people," the neighbor said. "They kind of kept to themselves. They walked their dog. This is a travesty. It's the week before Easter."

Police have arrested the victim's 24-year-old son in connection with the slaying, said Gaines. The 24-year-old was undergoing treatment at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for injuries he sustained during the altercation, police said.

Area South detectives are investigating.

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