By Laura Bollin
A 22-year-old Chicago man has been charged with attempted first degree murder in the alleged stabbing attack against a homeowner in the 6600 block of Ridge Drive.
Carlos M. Luna was arrested at 10 p.m. April 20 after being released from Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he sought treatment for a stab wound to the chest inflicted by the man he is accused of trying to kill, according to Chicago Ridge police.
Luna reportedly waiting for the 29-year-old victim to return home at 2:20 a.m. April 18, and ambushed him as the man walked up his driveway, police said. Luna reportedly stabbed the man several times including once in the neck, and sliced the man’s hand. Police believe the altercation may have stemmed from a relationship, and that an acquaintance of the victim asked Luna to stab the man.
The victim was treated at the scene and released, police said. He did, however, apparently manage to inflict some damage on his attacker. The man at one point during the struggle took the knife from Liuna and stabbed him in the chest, puncturing one of Luna’s lungs and causing it to collapse, police said. Luna fled the scene in a white van driven by an unidentified person who dropped him off at Advocate Christ, where he is being treated for his injuries. He will appear in bond court when he is released from the hospital, police said.
Police reportedly tracked the van to the 5700 block of Kostner Avenue in Chicago and found a bloody knife inside.