Police investigate stabbing
CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating a stabbing early Wednesday morning at the Champaign Wal-Mart.
A 23-year-old Denver man told police that sometime after 1 a.m., he observed a second customer inside Wal-Mart, 2610 N. Prospect Ave., who he thought was a suspect in a home invasion two or three years ago.
When the Colorado man confronted the second man about the home invasion, the second man grabbed a knife, stabbed him in the chest and left the store.
Paramedics were called to the Wal-Mart lunch room at 1:42 a.m., according to Champaign Fire Department records.
The victim was taken by police to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Information on his condition was not available Wednesday evening.
The description of the attacker was incomplete. Champaign police planned to examine surveillance video of the incident Wednesday night in an effort to get a better description.
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to call Champaign County Crimestoppers at 373-8477. Information may also be left anonymously online at www.373tips.com or by sending a cellphone text message with CCTIP plus the information to CRIMES (274637).
Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the Champaign County area.