Macomb, IL–43-year-old Duane Gosa was charged with Aggravated
Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Aggravated Assault after a stabbing incident at Walmart yesterday morning.
Macomb Police Officers were dispatched to Walmart, 1730 E
Jackson St, in reference to Gosa attacking a Walmart employee with a knife.
Upon arrival, Officers were able to determine that Gosa and the Walmart employee had
been involved in an altercation in the restroom prior to police arrival. The employee exited the
restroom. Gosa exited a short time later and confronted the employee a second time. According
to video of the incident, Gosa took the employee to the ground and was threatening him with a
knife. At one-point Gosa can be seen sitting on the employee’s chest as the employee is laying on
the ground. The employee sustained two cuts to his left arm and chest along with multiple
Officers were able to take Gosa into custody after a short struggle. The employee, who will remain unamed, was transported to McDonough District Hospital for treatment.