Man important after being stabbed by acquaintance in Uptown, prosecutors say


Marquez Haggard | CPD

A person is in important situation after being stabbed throughout an argument with an acquaintance in Uptown over the weekend, prosecutors mentioned. Fees have been filed.

Round 9:30 Saturday night time, a person referred to as 911 to report that he stabbed somebody who broke into his house on the 1300 block of West Winnemac. The intruder was bleeding and working down the road, the caller reported earlier than hanging up.

A number of folks flagged down responding officers to direct them to an unconscious man who was bleeding closely from his arm on the steps of a house within the 5000 block of North Glenwood, Assistant State’s Lawyer Jocelyn Schieve mentioned.

Not one of the witnesses knew how the person was injured or how he wound up on the steps.

The 45-year-old man, who acquired a number of stab wounds to his proper arm, misplaced a major quantity of blood and stays sedated and intubated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Heart, in line with Schieve and CFD transport data.

Police adopted a blood path from the person’s physique to the 1200 block of West Argyle, the place they found a big pool of blood on the rear driveway, Schieve mentioned. On the entrance of the house, they encountered 26-year-old Marquez Haggard.

Haggard informed the officers he used a knife to stab a visitor in his house one time within the arm, in line with Schieve. He later gave police his cellphone quantity, which reportedly matched the 911 caller who mentioned an intruder had been stabbed.

Schieve mentioned Haggard finally admitted to mendacity in regards to the break-in and admitted to understanding the sufferer since summertime. He additionally informed police that the person came to visit to go to Saturday night time, and he struggled with him after the sufferer tried to depart the home following an argument, Schieve mentioned.

The sufferer struck Haggard in the course of the battle and Haggard finally stabbed him, in line with the allegations.

Certainly one of Haggard’s protection attorneys mentioned a self-defense declare is prone to be offered on his behalf. He has no felony background.

After weighing the state’s allegations and protection attorneys’ arguments, Choose Charles Seashore set bail at $5,000 and ordered Haggard to go onto digital monitoring if he can publish a $500 deposit bond.

“I’m not belittling in any means the character of this explicit offense,” Seashore mentioned as he set bail. “Nonetheless, he’s presumed harmless right now…I don’t imagine an extreme financial bond is critical or acceptable,” based mostly on the exterior assist community obtainable to him.

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