Locker Theft Victim Confronts Offender, Gets Stabbed Multiple Times at Fitness Center in Naperville

LA Fitness Route 59 Naperville (Image capture July 2021 ©2022 Google)
LA Fitness Route 59 Naperville (Image capture July 2021 ©2022 Google).

Naperville police officers, firefighters and paramedics were dispatched about 11:11 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2022 to a report of a person that was stabbed at LA Fitness, 3116 South Route 59 Suite 160 in Naperville. Police officers on arrival learned that a male victim had been stabbed multiple times in his upper body with an unknown object. The offender then left the gym and was last seen on foot going northbound from the establishment located in the Wheatland Marketplace strip mall.

The scene was secured by police, and the victim was transported by Naperville Fire Department paramedics to an area hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. He remained undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital Monday.

A search of the area by Naperville Officers in tandem with K-9 units was unsuccessful in locating the offender, according to the Naperville Police Department. The area of the Wheatland Marketplace strip mall is located on Naperville’s south side near Plainfield.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim confronted a male that was going through his personal belongings in the locker room and was subsequently attacked and stabbed multiple times.

The offender in this case is described as a

male black with dark complexion,

approximately in his 50’s,

approximately six feet tall, and

approximately 175 pounds,

Additionally the suspect is described as having

short hair with some gray in it,

black and gray facial hair, and

was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt and gray shorts.

The subject was armed with an unidentified weapon, according to the Naperville Police Department.

The Naperville Police Department urged anyone with information regarding the case to contact the Naperville Police Department at 630-420-6666 and ask for “Investigations.”

Naperville Police Department operates secure emergency radio dispatch of police officers and did not provide live, real-time Computer Aided Dispatch data of the incident involving a violent offender at large in the community. Also, the Naperville Police Department did not provide real-time information about a violent offender at large on their official social media accounts. Therefore, the general public in the Naperville community was unaware of an incident involving a random violent offender in real time.

According to a resident, “Naperville Notify” posted an alert about one hour after the stabbing occurred.

The Naperville Police Department in official communication did not identify the business establishment name, and did not provide the exact numeric address of the crime scene.



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