A WKU student is recovering from 19 stabbed wounds he received during a fight at a fraternity house on Saturday night. Tony Brewer, 20, of Hopkinsville was treated and released from the Medical Center Saturday night after police were called to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house.
According to police reports, officers encountered a "chaotic scene" when they arrived, with beer bottles and rocks being thrown in the backyard of the house on Chestnut street.
Brewer told officers he was involved in a fight with another man who stabbed Brewer, who was found lying on the front steps of the Pi Kappa Alpha house.
Brewer, who is under the legal drinking age, admitted he was intoxicated during the incident. He also told police the fight was the result of bad blood between he and members of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, but Western officials aren't ready to conclude the incident was an inter-frat fight.
"You have individuals that came in contact with one another after there was some alcohol abuse who happened to be members of different organizations," says Howard Bailey, WKU Dean of Student Life. "I'm not ready to say this was two Greek organizations by any means."
Bailey says the university's investigation into the incident will include an examination of who supplied the alcohol and who instigated the confrontation. "We don't want students conducting themselves that way. That's not representative of the university or the student body."