BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (IUSTV News) – Bloomington Police confirmed Tuesday that two juveniles were arrested in connection to a stabbing that took place early Saturday morning.
In a statement to IUSTV News, Capitan Ryan Pedigo said public tips from an image of the suspect led police to a 17-year-old from Bloomington.
The juvenile was interviewed by police and referred to Juvenile Probation for charges of Burglary (a level 2 felony), Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon (a level 5 felony), and Battery Resulting in Injury (a class A misdemeanor).
Police also determined that another 17-year-old male was also involved and believed to be responsible for the actual stabbing. He was interviewed by investigators and also referred to Juvenile Probation for charges of Burglary (a level 2 felony), Aggravated Battery (a level 3 felony), and Battery with a Deadly Weapon (a level 5 felony).
Both suspects were transported to a secure juvenile detention center.
Around 12:30 a.m. officers responded to a home in the 400 block of N. Dunn Street on report of a stabbing. There, police found a 19-year-old man in the living room with a stab wound in his left arm.
Police say there was a large party at the residence and witnesses told police that a group of individuals had been kicked out for causing problems. One of the individuals, described as a “college-age” white male, was reportedly seen brandishing a large knife outside the residence.
A person in the party shut the door to keep the man out, but multiple people kicked the door, eventually causing it to open.
A fight broke out in the living room in which the armed individual stabbed the victim and fled from the scene. A 20-year-old man also suffered a laceration above his eye, but police say they are unsure if the knife caused the injury.
An IU Bloomington Alert was issued to students at 12:46 a.m. alerting them of the situation on Dunn Street. A later alert gave updated information, including a description of the suspect.
The stabbing victim was transported to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Police did not confirm whether anyone involved are students at Indiana University.
The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeff Rodgers at (812) 339-4477.