Teen Stabbed with Butcher Knife Outside Lake View Church, Police Station
A fight among teenagers on Addison Street ended when a man stabbed one of the teens in the stomach with a 12-inch butcher knife.
An 18-year-old man from Crown Point, IN, was stabbed with a 12-inch butcher knife on the 800 block of West Addison Street in Lake View Friday night, causing serious injuries, police say.
According to the report, the man was with a 17-year-old friend who was staying at The Crib, a homeless shelter for 18-to 24-year-old youth at Lake View Lutheran Church. It was once the only of its kind in Chicago.
The pair was outside on the sidewalk when a teenage acquaintance and his girlfriend walked over, the man told police.
The girlfriend kept calling the man’s name, and when he told her to stop because he wasn’t feeling well, the acquaintance became irate. The man, believed to be 18- to 21-years-old, pulled out a 12-inch butcher knife and stabbed the teen in the stomach, creating a 3-inch long wound, police say.
That’s when the suspect, along with two other teens ran to the CTA Brown Line train station and disappeared. According to the report, the man told police the group often hangs out in the North Halsted and Addison Street area.
An ambulance transported the man to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with serious injuries. As of Wednesday, the man was no longer in treatment at the hospital, hospital representatives say.
Police know the suspect’s first name, but they’re still investigating the stabbing.
The Crib is open seasonally from Oct. 1- April 30 and can accomodate 20 people, its website reads.