Teen charged with stab­bing dur­ing fight

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - NI­COLE O’REILLY nor­eilly@thes­pec.com 905-526-3199 | @Ni­coleatTheSpec

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.

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