Super Fresh/Metro PCS Stabbing Suspect Charged

by Tina Johansson

Police announced the name of the 24-year-old Waukegan man who was arrested last night, March 1, in connection with a stabbing at Super Fresh Market, a popular grocery store at 1700 N. Lewis Avenue in Waukegan.

Andrew Lozano who was found behind the store after the incident, was arrested by Waukegan Police. Lozano, of the 800 block of Pine Street was in possession of a pocket knife, the alleged weapon used in the incident. He was charged with aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police said the suspect entered the Metro PCS store inside the supermarket and had an altercation with a female employee. Two men, believed to be friends of the employee, intervened. The suspect allegedly stabbed one of the men with a pocket knife and injured the other man during the fight. Both victims went to a local hospital on their own and were treated for their injuries and released.

There is no known relationship between the suspect and the female employee or the victims, according to police.

According to police, Lozano has also been charged in an incident on Feb. 10 at the Motel 6, 31 North Green Bay Road. He allegedly attacked the clerk, hitting and kicking him, after he became upset with him. The clerk was hospitalized with internal but not life-threatening injuries, police said. For that incident, Lozano was charged with aggravated battery. He is being held in Lake County Jail on a $300,000 bond with a court hearing set for March 27.

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