(BLOOMINGTON) – Bloomington Police Department officers have arrested three teenagers after they allegedly stabbed and robbed a 17-year-old male early Monday morning.
Officers were called to IU Health Bloomington Hospital emergency room around 4 a.m. Monday after a report emergency workers were treating a teen who had been stabbed.
The 19-year-old victim, not from Bloomington, suffered multiple stab wounds. According to Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole most of the wounds appeared superficial but he did suffer more serious wounds to his chest.
The victim was able to tell police he was in the area of 17th Street and North Maple Street when he was approached by several people he did not know. He told police two of the people in the group attacked and robbed him. One was armed with a knife.
The teen told police he had been texting a 17-year-old female and the two arranged a drug deal at the 17th Street location.
Police say the 17-year-old female took multiple items from the victim’s car while the two other suspects attacked him.
After the crime, police say the teen’s passenger who was not hurt, drove him to the hospital.
Two people were arrested shortly after the crime.
The female teen was arrested on charges of battery and felony robbery and transported to the Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village, a juvenile detention center in Vincennes.
Police also arrested 19-year-old Brandon Spencer, of Bedford, on charges of battery and robbery. He is being held in the Monroe County Jail.
The third suspect, a 17-year-old male who police believed stabbed the victim, was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of battery and is being held at the Southwest Indiana Regional Youth Village.