They had a victim and a story about what happened, but Fort Wayne police had little else to go on while investigating a stabbing Thursday morning.
Officers were called just before 11 a.m. to Parkview Hospital Randallia, where a person suffering from a stab wound was being treated outside the emergency room.
The man, whose age and name were not given in the police report, had been dropped off there by his father.
The father told police he had picked his son up at someone’s home in the 2900 block of Drexel Avenue that morning.
According to the father, the son told him he had been robbed and stabbed near a gas station Wednesday night.
The son then went to the Drexel Avenue home, took a shower and went to sleep, the father said in a police report.
By the time the son had been dropped off at the hospital, his condition was serious and bordering on critical, according to a police report.
The father became somewhat standoffish with police, according to the report, when officers asked whether they could search his vehicle, though he did eventually allow them.
A detective interviewed the victim, who confirmed he was stabbed near a gas station, had taken the knife from his attacker and then tossed it near the gas station.
When officers searched for evidence of a crime near the gas station, they could find none, according to the report.
Officers also checked the homes around where the victim had spent the night and found no evidence a stabbing took place in that area, either.