Crime Watch 8

1 dead, 3 injured after fight leads to stabbing at Lafayette sports bar

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — One person is dead after a fight between two rival motorcycle clubs that led to a stabbing Saturday night at a Lafayette sports bar.

Officers with the Lafayette Police Department were called to the Big League Sports Bar on Frontage Road just after 10:20 p.m. Saturday on a report of a fight. When they arrived they found Nicholas Lusson dead from an apparent stab wound in the chest.Three others were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Investigators said Colton Mitchell and Brandon Wilcox stepped out from inside the bar and were confronted by a group of Hells Angels Motorcycle Club members.

Lafayette Police believe Lusson attacked Mitchell with a metal object. Mitchell then stabbed Lusson in the chest, police say. Another person was stabbed in the torso and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

During the fight, Jason Hathaway, 43, attacked the bouncer of the bar, identified as Brandon Osbourne, with a pair of brass knuckles and threatened him with a handgun, investigators said. Osbourne was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Hathaway and Brandon Johnson, 25, were arrested. Hathaway faces charges of battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery. Johnson faces a charge of pointing a firearm, according to police.

Online jail records indicate both men are in the Tippecanoe County Jail, each being held on a $100,000 bond.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department at (765) 807-1200, or through the anonymous WeTIP hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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