Pacers Chris Copeland To Remain In ICU Following Surgery After Knife Attack


Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland suffered a puncture to his diaphragm and is still in an intensive care unit after being stabbed outside of 1OAK in NYC.

Copeland underwent surgery for injuries to his abdomen and left elbow, and is expected to remain in the hospital for another two to three days.

Police arrested Shevoy Bleary-Murdock for the attack at the scene, and recovered a switchblade believed to be use. Bleary-Murdock was charged with three counts of felony assault and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon.


According to the NY Daily News, Bleary jumped into a conversation Copeland and his ex-fiancée, Katrine Saltara were having as they were walking to the car.

“This guy is being nosy, sort of eavesdropping on the conversation,” a source said. “Copeland is like, ‘What the f— are you doing?’ An argument broke out and Bleary stabbed Copeland in the abdomen and elbow. Saltara sustained slashes to her arm, breast and buttock. A female friend of Bleary’s was stabbed in her stomach by accident when she jumped in the fight against Saltara. 1OAK representatives say Bleary never came in their club. Bleary was accosted  by Copeland’s driver until cops came.