Stabbing in 900 block of W. Jefferson
On August 18, 2014, at 2317 hours, Bloomington Police Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of West Jefferson Street regarding a stabbing. While officers were en route to the stabbing, a large fight was reported in the 1000 block of West Monroe Street.
Upon arrival in the 900 block of West Jefferson, officers located a 17 year old with a stab wound to the right torso. Upon arrival and while attempting to render aid and secure the scene for EMS response, officers were surrounded by a large crowd who threatened to physically hurt and kill officers. Additional units were requested to assist.
Officers arrived on scene in the 1000 block of West Monroe and located several subjects with injuries related to a fight. The most serious injury, at this location, was a 22 year old male who was bleeding from the head after being hit with a tree branch.
Both subjects were transported by the Bloomington Fire Department to area hospitals. The subjects' medical conditions are not available at this time.
During the incident, a residence in the 1000 block of West Monroe had numerous bricks thrown through the windows. One of the bricks hit an 88 year old male in the wrist.
The initial investigation indicates the stabbing and large fight were related to the same incident.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jared Roth at 309-434-2379. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111. If your call leads to the arrest and indictment of suspect(s) you may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.