Police in search of two suspects in second stabbing on Broadway
Online Staff Report
Shortly after 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14, members of the Rockford Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to a stabbing victim who walked into the hospital.
Officers met with the victim, a 42-year-old Rockford man, who suffered from multiple stab wounds. The victim advised two suspects entered his store in the 1200 block of Broadway. One of the suspects displayed a cutting instrument and stabbed him multiple times. The victim is listed in critical condition.
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect 1 — Black male, late 20s/early 30s, 5-foot-7, 150 pounds; and
Suspect 2 — Black male, late 20s/early 30s, 6-foot, 180 pounds.
Detectives are investigating the possibility this incident is related to the March 12 aggravated battery incident that occurred at The Happy Store, 1514 Broadway. That incident left a 69-year-old man in critical condition. The victim was found inside the shop at around 4:34 p.m., and it is believed he had been battered an hour before he was found.
Although it is unknown what exactly occurred at The Happy Store, if robbery was the motive, it would mark the second time in six months the business was robbed. The first robbery occurred Sept. 28. In that robbery, three men entered the business, one of whom pointed a long, black revolver at the owner while the others took an undisclosed amount of money and fled.
Anyone with information about either incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police shift commander at (815)987-5824 or CrimeStoppers at (815)963-7867.
Posted March 15, 2013
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