A critically injured stabbing victim walked into a Lakeview police station and collapsed early Saturday, launching an intense search for the assailant who fled into the nearby Boystown neighborhood. When cops found the suspect about 30 minutes later, officers said he had blood on his hands, chest, and head.
Police said that the 29-year-old victim walked into the 19th District (Town Hall) station, 850 West Addison, around 3:03 a.m. after suffering a deep stab wound to his chest during a fight outside the building.
Officers assigned to the station’s front desk summoned an ambulance and scoured the district’s surveillance camera system to develop a description of the assailant. Cops found the apparent attacker sitting outside Starbucks, 3358 North Broadway, around 3:40 a.m. and took him into custody. Police recovered a knife during the arrest, according to a CPD statement.
Back at the police station, officers followed a blood trail from the front desk to a nearby vehicle, which a CPD evidence technician processed.
The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery.
Police did not offer a motive for the stabbing. CPD arrest records show the victim has a history of arrests for being a felon in possession of a firearm, identity theft, and narcotics.
CWBChicago will post an update if charges are approved against the suspect.