UNION CITY, Ind. - On Thursday at approximately 7:37 p.m., officers from the Union City, Ind. Police Department responded to 225 N. Howard Street on a report of a person who had been stabbed.
When officers arrived they located a male subject who had been stabbed in his abdomen. The subject was identified as 36-year-old Brandon D. Burke.
Burke advised officers that he was walking home after going to the Family Dollar, when he was approached by three Hispanic male subjects in the alley way, just east of the 200 block of N. Plum St. He said the subjects tried to get him to give them the items that he had inside a sack that he just purchased from the Family Dollar, but he refused.
Burke advised that one of the subjects had tried to grab the bag and take it away from him. He reported that he struck the man in the face, and that is when one of the other subjects began asking and grabbing for his wallet. He then pushed that subject away from him, and then the third subject ran at him, and he could clearly see that he was holding a knife.
Burke advised that just as soon as he could see the knife, the subject stabbed him in the mid-abdomen. Burke told officers the man stated, “You should have gave the wallet.” All three subjects then fled on foot away from the scene.
Burke then continued home and a call was made for the police to respond. The subjects were unsuccessful in taking the bag or his wallet.
Burke was transported by the UCFD to Reid Hospital in Richmond, Ind. where he was treated for his injuries and released. He could only describe the subjects as having on dark clothing and dark “beanie” style toboggans.
“The investigation into this incident is ongoing, and if anyone should have information concerning this case, they should contact the Union City Police Department,” said Detective Chad M. Puterbaugh.
Anyone that has information on this case can call the Union City Police Department at 765-964-5328.