Main Street reopened after police investigate stabbing on Elkhart's south side

A man with at least one stab wound was found behind the Main Street Mini Mart in Elkhart on Sunday afternoon, April 6.

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 12:55 p.m.

ELKHART —  Main Street is reopened and the Main Street Mini Mart has resumed business after a stabbing on the south side of Elkhart Sunday afternoon, April 6.

Elkhart Police were called around 12:15 p.m. after a man with at least one stab wound was found in the vicinity of the Main Street Mini Mart located at 1025 S. Main St., witnesses and dispatchers at the Elkhart Communications Center said.

Sal Nader, who owns the Mini Mart, said there was an altercation, possibly over a woman, outside his store that precipitated the stabbing.

Blood splatters, later cleaned by Elkhart firefighters, covered a section of sidewalk in front of Nader's convenience store and another area on the sidewalk across the street.

Brent Curry, a member of the Elkhart City Council, came across the scene and spoke with police. Police on Sunday didn't immediately respond to Elkhart Truth queries about what had happened.

"They said a guy got stabbed," Curry told an Elkhart Truth reporter at the scene. "He's going to live, they say."

Chris Johnson, who lives in the area, said he saw a man who was conscious and moving on a stretcher being put inside an ambulance.

South Main Street between Prairie Street and Redding Avenue, right in front of the convenience store, was blocked off by yellow police tape as police investigated the incident, but was later reopened.

Nader had been inside his store, which was open for business, and went outside, when he came upon the stab victim, who was bleeding heavily. The victim indicated that he and another man had an altercation of some sort, apparently over a woman. The man who had stabbed him fled, the victim told Nader.

Ten yellow markers had been placed on the ground in the street and on the sidewalks near the store. Two were on the sidewalk in front of Main Street Mini Mart, five were in Main Street and three were on the sidewalk across the road from the mini mart.

The Elkhart Truth will post updates as they are available.


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