Cops: Possible Drug Transaction Led to Stabbing

Police responded to a stabbing that happened outside a 7-Eleven on Church Street on Jan. 20. Police believe the incident may have involved a drug transaction.

One man was transported to Skokie Hospital after he was stabbed and robbed of his iPhone on Jan. 20. According to police, the incident may have stemmed from a narcotics transaction.

The injured person told police that he walked out of 7-Eleven, 4834 Church St., with a friend, and was approached by another man who asked for a cigarette, according to police. While handing out a cigarette, the offender grabbed the victim's iPhone. A struggle would soon ensue and the cell phone owner was stabbed by a sharp object, police said.

The first offender was described as a black male, about 25 to 30-years-of age, 6-feet-tall and about 220-pounds. The man was also wearing all black and had twisted braids, police said. The second person was described as a Hispanic male, about 5-foot-6, 200-pounds, 23 to 27-years of age, wearing a black trench coat and all black clothing. He was also described as having a faded haircut and stud piercing on his left check, according to police.  

Police are not releasing any further information at this time. Once new details come in, Patch will update.


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