UPDATE: One dead, one injured, another charged in early Wednesday stabbing

The Galesburg Police Department released the identities of the individuals involved in a stabbing incident Wednesday, September 2nd in Galesburg. The stabbing took place in the parking lot of the Baymont Inn & Suites at 2285 Washington Street.  One victim has been identified as 28-year old Gregory Acosta of Lindale, Texas – he was stabbed multiple times in the torso and was taken to the Cottage Hospital Emergency Room via private vehicle. He was then transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria where he was later pronounced deceased. The second victim, 33-year old Aaron Kropt of Perry, Missouri was stabbed in the leg – he was treated at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center and released. An investigation by the Galesburg Police Department led to the arrest of 25-year old Julio C. Flores of Mcallen, Texas. Flores has been charged with 2 counts of aggravated battery with a weapon and one count of homicide. As of Thursday morning, he remains at the Knox County Jail awaiting a court appearance.




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