In the wee hours of Sunday, June 19th, Oak Lawn Police responded to reports of an altercation. A vehicle had been cornered near the victim’s Oak Lawn home, where the suspected assailants stabbed the victim multiple times. The victim suffered stab wounds to the chest and abdomen and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
The three suspects are described as adult males of Middle Eastern descent. Two of the suspects are reported to live in Oak Lawn. Their identities were not released.
Sources close to the investigation believe the incident could have started as a criminal business deal that went wrong in Bridgeview. A large sum of money may have been involved. The suspects then followed the victim home. Sources asked not to be identified because they are not authorized to comment publicly on the issue.
The victim later did not cooperate with investigators and failed to identify his assailants. The victim’s phone had also been disconnected. Without the victim’s cooperation, the State’s Attorney’s office declined to charge the suspects.
The matter is still under investigation.