Chicago-area man allegedly slashes another man with machete in parking spot dispute

Rashad Crosby, 25, allegedly fled from officers after the Chicago-area machete attack and led them on a foot chase being he was arrested, police said

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A Chicago-area man allegedly slashed another man repeatedly with a machete during an argument over an apartment complex parking spot, police said.

Rashad Crosby, 25, of Calumet City, is charged with attempted first-degree murder for his actions during the confrontation, the Lansing Police Department said. 

Officers initially responded to the incident around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday amid reports of a hit-and-run accident. Once at the scene, they found a 61-year-old man with multiple "deep lacerations" to his body, authorities said. 

The victim said he was involved in an argument with a man in reference to the suspect not being allowed to park in an apartment complex parking lot. 

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Rashad Crosby, 25, allegedly attacked a man with a machete during an argument over a parking space, police said.

Rashad Crosby, 25, allegedly attacked a man with a machete during an argument over a parking space, police said. (Lansing Police Department )

As the dispute escalated, Crosby allegedly pulled out a machete and attacked the victim. The elder man was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery and is recovering, authorities said. 

Within an hour of the attack, a Calumet City police officer spotted Crosby in a vehicle. As the officer approached, Crosby fled with the machete, police said. 

He was taken into custody after a foot chase and the weapon was recovered, authorities said. 

He is being held on $1 million bond. 

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