Breaking: Attacker is stabbing homeless people as they sleep in Grant Park, 1 fatally

Chicago police are looking for this man in connection with two stabbings of homeless men in Grant Park during July. | CPD

Chicago police this morning released surveillance images of a man who has stabbed two homeless people as they slept in Grant Park this month. The victims were targeted in separate attacks — one died, the other was critically wounded.

Police said a man who was seen riding a Divvy bike in the park stabbed the homeless men without any warning, then fled the scene. 

Additional images of the suspected Grant Park assailant. | CPD

On July 9, police found a 58-year-old homeless man named Aaron Curry lying dead in Grant Park with stab wounds to his back and neck. Curry’s body was located near the Agora sculpture on the 1100 block of South Michigan.

Aaron Curry, the first victim

And on Friday morning, July 24, police found a 53-year-old homeless man critically injured from stab wounds near Grant Skate Park, steps from where Curry was killed. Police said Friday’s attack took place at 3:51 a.m., but officers did not come upon the victim until nearly 7 a.m.

The offender is slender, stands 5’9” to 6’1” tall, and has been seen wearing a gray hoodie with a red design on the front, dark pants, and dark gym shoes that have white soles.

Anyone with information about the offender can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261 regarding alert JD-307995.

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