(STMW) — A 38-year-old man has been charged with Monday’s stabbing of an off-duty university police officer from Indiana who was working security at an auto pound in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Heriance A. Turman of the 6900 block of South Racine Avenue was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder after he “surrendered himself into police custody” at 1:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
Paramedics responded about 1:10 a.m. to the city-owned auto pound in the 10300 block of South Doty, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
The victim was a 22-year-old off-duty officer from Indiana University Northwest in Gary, who was working security at the yard, authorities said.
Police said he may have interrupted Turman trying to break into a vehicle and, upon discovery, the suspect produced a “cutting instrument” and stabbed the officer.
He was stabbed in the “face or ear” and was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Langford said.
The officer was released from the hospital later Monday morning, according to Tom Wyatt, spokesman for IUN. He has been an IUN officer for about a year.
Turman is scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday.
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