Buffalo Grove Police announced Tuesday November 12, 2019 that they are conducting an aggravated battery investigation after a victim was stabbed and hospitalized for his injuries last Saturday night.
On Saturday, November 9, 2019 at about 11:08 p.m., police and firefighter/paramedics were dispatched to an apartment/condominium building on Trace Drive to a report that a man who had been ‘cut’ several times and was bleeding heavily. Once officers arrived, they determined the offender(s) had left the area, and that the scene was secured. Buffalo Grove Fire Department were moved up to the scene where the victim was located, and police officers assisted in rendering aid to the 52-year-old victim. Paramedics transported the male victim to an area hospital, where he was treated and released the following day.
The man has since been released and is expected to fully recover. The Buffalo Grove Police Department stated they wanted to assure the public that the attack was a targeted and isolated incident, and that there is no threat to the community. Initially, Saturday night police worked rapidly to confirm that the attack was not a random attack.
Buffalo Grove Police Department Investigators, with the assistance of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force (LCMCTF) have determined that the offender and victim know each other. The crime scene on Trace Drive is located in Cook County. Police investigators were searching for any available security video cameras in the area, including strip malls nearby. After sunrise Sunday morning, police canvassed the condo/apartment buildings in the neighborhood, looking for any potential witnesses. The Buffalo Grove Police Department did not initially provide a description of the suspect. Police said the investigation is ongoing, and no further details will be released at this time.
“Our agency, along with the Buffalo Grove Fire Department, and LCMCTF worked diligently to provide safety and security to all those involved. I would like to extend my gratitude to those who responded and performed their duties at the highest levels.”
— Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens
None of the people who were questioned about the crime scene spoke English. They said they spoke either Russian or Ukrainian. Drops of blood on the floor and blood smears on walls and doors were visible on three levels near a stairwell near the south entrance of the condominium building.
The Major Case Assistance Team van was NOT seen at the scene, but a private decontamination and restoration crew was cleaning up the scene at the building in the block of 800 Trace Drive by about noon Sunday.
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