Eau Claire (WQOW) - A teenager has died and five other people were arrested after a stabbing early Sunday morning in Eau Claire.
It happened in an apartment building at 909 Richard Drive. Police say there was a 911 call made around 2:15 a.m. Someone was reporting a fight in the hallway.
Police say they found five people injured. Bobbie Vue was taken to the hospital with a stab wound. The 17-year-old died. Four others were taken to the hospital where they were treated and released.
Doua Vang, 20 years old, has been arrested on suspicion of first degree intentional homicide. Police say Vang was hosting a party. They say Patchara Vue, 19 years old, left the party after he became upset about things that were said to him about his alleged affiliation with a gang. Police say Pathchara Vue later returned with four others, including Bobbie Vue to allegedly confront those who had made comments about him. Officers say that led to a fight.
Along with Doua Vang, police also arrested four others on suspicion of substantial battery and disorderly conduct: Xa Xiong, 19 years old, Kenny Vang, 17 years old, Jacob Vue, 23 years old and Patchara Vue.
"The street culture in our nation has reinforced the idea that being disrespected must be met with confrontation and retaliation. This attitude has led to violent, tragic outcomes," said Eau Claire Police Chief Jerry Matysik.
Press release from the Eau Claire Police Department
On 10-21-12 at approximately 2:15a.m. Eau Claire Police received a 911 call for a disturbance at 909 Richard Dr. The caller indicated that there was a large fight occurring in the hallway of the apartment building.
Officers arrived on scene and found five people injured. One person was transported to a local hospital with a stab wound and pronounced dead at the hospital. EMS transported the other four injured parties to local hospitals where they were treated and released with battery type injuries.
The investigation has revealed that Doua Vang was hosting a party where a disagreement occurred. Patchara Vue left the party after becoming upset about comments directed at him by other guests alleging his affiliation with a gang. Patchara Vue later denied these allegations during interviews with police. Patchara Vue returned later with Xa Xiong, Kenny Vang, Jacob Vue, and Bobbie Vue to confront those making the allegations against him. This led to a large fight involving rocks, wooden objects, and a knife.
The investigation determined that Doua Vang stabbed Bobbie Vue with a knife during the altercation.
• Doua Vang 10/17/1992 of Eau Claire has been arrested for First Degree Intentional Homicide.
• Bobbie Y Vue 03/07/1995 was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The following people, all from Eau Claire, have been arrested for substantial battery and disorderly conduct:
• Xa Xiong 03/23/1993
• Kenny Vang 10/01/1995
• Jacob Vue 11/03/1988
• Patchara T Vue 07/21/1993
Eau Claire Police Chief Jerry Matysik has the following statement on this case. "The street culture in our nation has reinforced the idea that being ‘disrespected' must be met with confrontation and retaliation. This attitude has led to violent, tragic encounters."
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire police say one person is dead and 4-5 people were sent to the hospital after an incident in Eau Claire.
Police aren't saying what exactly happened at 909 Richard Drive around 2:30 Sunday morning, but they did say 6 people were arrested. As of 9:30 Sunday morning, police were still on scene investigating, and crime scene tape and the police department's crime scene vehicle could be seen around the parking lot to an apartment building.
Neighbors we spoke with on scene say they heard loud music early this morning, and then saw police cars arrive a short time later.
A press release with more information is expected to be sent out Sunday morning. We'll bring you any updates as we get them on our website.
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