Three men suffered knife wounds following an altercation Friday night outside an Omaha bar.
Witnesses told police 33-year-old Daniel Chumley had caused a disturbance inside the Korner Bar at 38th and Q streets and was escorted out by the bar owner and two other men around 10:40 p.m. Once outside in the parking lot, a fight broke out and a knife was pulled.
None of the injuries were life threatening and all three men received medical attention. Fifty-four-year-old David Ferree was booked for felony assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony. Department of Corrections records show he had two previous stays in the state pen.
The whole thing may have started over a $6.50 bar tab that Chumley's sister and friends were paying off. While the tab was being paid off inside, the argument outside the bar turned physical.
Chumley spent the night in the intensive care unit. His friends say he was stabbed 16 times and they want to make sure justice is served. "He stabbed him several times and while he was lying lifeless on the ground, not even fighting back, he was being kicked and when he got up he was stabbed several more times," said Shawn Anthony. "If we had not been there he would have died because no one would have helped him."
According to Anthony, most of the bar's customers and staff watched as Chumley's friends called an ambulance and tried to stop him from bleeding out. "We don't know the whole story before we got there, but right now he's (Ferree) booked on assault and I certainly believe that it was attempted murder. His intent was to kill him."
Anthony said that as an eyewitness, he hopes the authorities are listening to him and examining all the evidence. Chumley's friends admit they don't know everything that happened inside of the bar, but they say what happened outside cannot be justified.