Stabbing at House of Blues
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9-Sep-09 – A shoving match turned into a stabbing last night at Marina City’s House of Blues. At about 11:30 p.m., following a concert by rap artist Jay-Z, the sister of a 20-year-old white male got into an argument with the girlfriend of a 32-year-old black male.

According to Chicago Police spokesperson Gabrielle Lesniak, “The women were exchanging words and it escalated to a small...shoving match. The men sort of stepped in and it...escalated to where the men got into the confrontation.”

The 32-year-old man, says Officer Lesniak, then stabbed the 20-year-old in the back.

WGN-TV (Left) Frame from video captured last night by WGN-TV at House of Blues Chicago at Marina City.

Lesniak credited House of Blues personnel with detaining the suspect until police could arrive. “The House of Blues security was able to take control of the situation.”

Arrested at the scene was Stevie Fobbs. He was charged with misdemeanor battery and will be in court on November 3. According to police spokesperson Robert Perez, Fobbs lives in the 500 block of North Lawler Avenue, on the west side of Chicago.

The victim, whose name was not made public, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released for “a minor puncture wound,” according to Perez.

On May 16, following a late night rap concert at House of Blues, a 21-year-old man was injured when he was shot after getting into a fight. According to Chicago Police spokesperson Michael Fitspatrick, “The victim could not give a good description of the offender and no one has been charged.”

 Related story: No charges yet in May shooting on State Street

By Steven Dahlman | Loop North News | sdahlman@loopnorth.com

Published 9-Sep-09 3:25 AM

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