Man charged in stabbing of ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend is NIU student


A DeKalb police cruiser.

By Northern Star Staff

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is working with the DeKalb Police Department to handle the status of student Mustafa C. Sahin, who is charged with attempted first degree murder (Class X Felony), said NIU spokesman Paul Palian.

Sahin, 19, of DeKalb, is also being charged with home invasion (Class X Felony) and Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony). Police say Sahin forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom and stabbed her current boyfriend several times Wednesday night.

The victim was transported to Kishwaukee Community Hospital and was later transferred to Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Police say they responded to a reported stabbing at 9:50 p.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of Deerpath Lane. Officers found the victim but said Sahin had fled. The knife used in the alleged attack was found near the scene.

Police found Sahin about two hours later at his family’s home in the 3000 block of South Emerald Street in Chicago. Sahin was brought to DeKalb, interviewed and charged.

Sahin was a student and was in the ROTC program. Palian said he couldn’t comment on Sahin’s status as a student because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.