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UPDATE: Arrest made in Dubuque stabbing

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Police responded to 2271 Washington Street in Dubuque Monday afternoon for reports of a stabbing Police responded to 2271 Washington Street in Dubuque Monday afternoon for reports of a stabbing
The blood-stained car the victim's aunt used to drive her nephew to help The blood-stained car the victim's aunt used to drive her nephew to help
Latesa Crockrom Latesa Crockrom
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Dubuque police have made an arrest in a stabbing that happened Monday, just one block from where an anti-violence march was happening.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Washington Street at around 5:18 p.m. Monday for a report of a stabbing.

Police say Christopher M. Brown, 19, got into an argument with Latesa M. Crockrom, 23 and Crockrom ultimately stabbed Brown in the chest.

Brown's aunt, Paris Jones, said, "My nephew come out stabbed, bleeding. I don't know what happened, but it's just crazy because why do people have to get stabbed? Why are they stabbing? It don't make no sense."

Jones says she started driving him to the hospital, but she flagged down a passing ambulance in the 2100 block of Central Avenue, outside Knicker's Saloon, which took Brown to Mercy.

"When I was taking him to the hospital he told me, he said he couldn't breathe, he say he couldn't get his breath," Jones said. "He told me to hurry up and take him to the hospital. And he told me he loved, he loved, he loved me and my sister."

Brown is expected to recover.

Crockrom is charged with willful injury causing serious injury and faces up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

The stabbing happened right as people participating in the J4BG March Against Violence were walking from 17th and Jackson Streets to Comiskey Park, one block away from the location of the stabbing. Organizers planned the march to raise awareness about community violence.

"Stop the stabbing, stop the violence 'cause there's too much going on out here," Jones said. "There's enough killing as it is."

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