Gurnee Car Dealership Reopens after Stabbing

A suspect is in custody and being questioned, police said

By Staff Report
|  Friday, Aug 19, 2011  |  Updated 5:53 PM CDT
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A suspect is in custody after a man was killed and another seriously injured in a stabbing incident Thursday afternoon in Gurnee, police said.

A suspect is in custody after a man was killed and another seriously injured in a stabbing incident Thursday afternoon in Gurnee, police said.

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Anthony Buick GMC dealership in Gurnee reopened Friday following a nearby stabbing that ended with the bleeding victim running into the company's service area.

Gurnee Police received a call at 1:16 p.m. Thursday about possible shots fired at Anthony Auto Group, at 7225 Grand Ave., and first responders located three wounded men.

Police were questioning a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in a vehicle on Grand Avenue. The victim was seriously injured with a neck wound and was later pronounced dead at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, police said.

A third man may have been struck by the vehicle and seriously injured, according to police reports.

The vehicle stopped near Anthony Auto Group, about five minutes west of the Gurnee Mills Mall, police said. One of the victims entered the dealership's service area and reportedly collapsed.

No dealership employees were injured, said Trent Tobias, one of two owners at Anthony Buick GMC dealership.

Tobias said employees at the dealership were busy cleaning Thursday night to reopen the business in the morning.

"There is quite a mess," he said.

Grand Avenue was closed between Hunt Club and Almond roads. Workers at neighboring businesses said they were told to stay inside. The businesses later received an automated call from the village that a gunman had been caught.

Shelly Thompson, who works at D. Wells Automotive Service located behind the dealership, said police put the business on lockdown.

Thompson said a man was bleeding from his neck when he ran into the dealership and collapsed.

A red shirt and black cap were seen on the side of Grand Avenue. A Jeep was parked in front of the car dealership behind yellow crime tape.

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