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Dubuque Police Investigate Stabbing

Date: 04/12/19
Contacts: Lieutenant Joe Messerich, (563) 589-4473
                  Assistant Chief Jeremy Jensen, (563) 589-4444

On 04/12/19 at approximately 12:39 AM, the Dubuque Police Department responded to 2297 Francis St for the report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located Dustin R. McGonigle, 19, of Dubuque, inside the residence. McGonigle had a laceration on the left side of his abdomen and was transported to Finley Hospital by the Dubuque Fire Department.  

McGonigle reported he got into a physical altercation with a male suspect in front of 2297 Francis St. During the altercation, the suspect stabbed McGonigle in the abdomen.  McGonigle ran back inside the residence and the suspect fled the scene.

It is believed that the suspect is known to others associated with the residence and this was not a random act. The investigation is ongoing.

McGonigle was released from the hospital after treatment and was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear.  

If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.

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