Teen charged with stabbing during fight
A 16-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with a stabbing in the east end that left an 18-year-old with non-life-threatening injuries.
Around 9 p.m. Thursday the 18year-old man approached a Hamilton police officer patrolling around Barton Street East and Wentworth Street North and said he’d been stabbed during a fight, spokesperson Const. Steve Welton said.
The fight had broken out nearby and detectives believe the 16-yearold pulled out a knife and stabbed the man.
Welton said it’s believed the teen tried to rob the victim, leading to an argument that escalated into a fight.
A 22-year-old man was also allegedly involved in the fight, but was not seriously injured.
The fire department confirmed firefighters provided medical attention to one of the injured parties who showed up at the nearby station No.6 asking for help.
The 16-year-old was arrested at the scene and the canine unit recovered what is believed to be the knife.
On Friday morning, he was charged with robbery with intent to steal, disguise with intent and aggravated assault.
He cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Paramedics transported the 18year-old stabbing victim to hospital, where he’s expected to recover, Welton said.
Police are not seeking any other suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sheri Marshall at 905-546-3817, or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477.