Assault, armed robbery keep police busy overnight
Machete, broken shotgun and knife all used in separate attacks
Police are investigating three separate assaults and robberies overnight.
At daybreak, officers were still at the scene of an aggravated assault on the 400 block of Avenue V South. A cruiser parked sideways at Avenue V and 19th Street blocked access to the street, and traffic cones were set up at both ends.
Officers were on the street, and inside a house on the middle of the street.
He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Police said he is now in stable condition.
Officers with the targetted enforcement section and forensics are investigating.
A machete and a broken shotgun
Meanwhile, police are searching for two suspects they believe are responsible for two separate armed robberies just after midnight.
They happened on the east side.
The first happened just before 2 a.m. CST in an alley just off the 1100 block off 8th Street East. A man with a broken shotgun and machete and a woman with a knife approached three men. They demanded cash, and then the man started hitting two of the victims with the shotgun.
The victims fought back, and the two suspects took off.
And then about 15 minutes, suspects matching the same description used the machete to steal a Ford Taurus from a couple who were parking in the same area. The driver was hit with the machete, but was not injured.
The male suspect is described as being 20 years old, standing 5'11" with short, dark hair and a thin moustache. He was wearing a blue hoodie and baggy pants.
The female suspect is also 20 years old, standing 5'4" with long, dark hair and wearing a grey hoodie.