Woman charged with stabbing patron at Uptown club

Manuel Macon (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has detained a woman after prosecutors accused her of stabbing and seriously injuring another woman at an Uptown bar.

The stabbing occurred at 4713 North Broadway, the address of The Baton Show Lounge, shortly after 10 p.m. on May 20, according to court and Chicago police records.

Prosecutors said a 33-year-old woman went to the club with four friends, and they encountered Manuel Macon, a 47-year-old that one of the victim’s friends knew.

During the evening, Macon made “several comments” toward the victim, her friend, and others in the group, prosecutors said during a detention petition. Ultimately, the group decided to leave.

As they were walking out, Macon got into a “scuffle” with the person she knew, and the victim tried to intervene, the petition said. At that point, Macon pulled a knife out of her bag and stabbed the victim once in her breast area, according to the petition.

She suffered “massive bleeding” and received multiple blood transfusions, prosecutors said.

Macon is charged with two counts of aggravated battery. Judge William Fahy granted the state’s detention petition, citing Macon’s previous violent crime convictions as one reason for the decision.

Cook County court records show Macon was convicted of robbery in 2021 and 1999. She received five years for the most recent case and 90 days for the earlier matter.

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