Evansville bar stabbing victim identified, suspect facing murder charge

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Published: Oct. 8, 2022 at 5:12 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Central Dispatch confirms police were called to an assault in progress Saturday afternoon.

Dispatch said it happened around 4:50 p.m. on the 1100 block of Parrett Street at Mo’s House in Haynie’s Corner on Saturday.

According to a press release, the caller told dispatch that a victim was covered in blood and appeared to have been stabbed.

Officers say when they arrived they found a man inside the bar with a stab wound to his neck. Police attempted life-saving measures until ambulance arrived.

Officials with the Evansville Police Department say the man was taken to the hospital, but later died.

On Monday, the Vanderburgh Coroner’s Office identified that man as 30-year-old Colin McHargue of Newburgh.

According to a release, witnesses say the suspect and McHargue seemed to know each other. They had an argument inside the men’s restroom where the suspect stabbed McHargue.

Officers later identified the suspect as 29-year-old Zachary Parksey.

Police say they found Parksey covered in blood and walking away from the scene.

Parksey was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail and charged with murder.

29-year-old Zachary Parksey
29-year-old Zachary Parksey(Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office)