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15-year-old boy arrested in stabbing of 16-year-old boy in Old Brooklyn

Posted at 7:59 AM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 07:59:03-04

CLEVELAND — A 15-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday after a stabbing that killed a 16-year-old boy outside of a gas station in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

Cleveland police said a 16-year-old was fatally stabbed after a fight broke out outside of a Sunoco gas station on Pearl Road at around 3:30 p.m.

When officers responded to the area of Pearl Road and Cecilia Avenue, they saw a group of juveniles running around the parking lot of the gas station.

Officers found a 16-year-old with stab wounds and started performing first aid. EMS transported the teen to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died.

Preliminary information revealed the 15-year-old boy who was arrested was involved in a fight, where he claimed several people attacked him. Police said at some point he got a knife and stabbed the 16-year-old boy.

People who witnessed the stabbing said they no longer feel safe living in Old Brooklyn.

“Each year it seems like it's getting worse and it's crazy,” said Giovanni Carrillo who a classmate of the stabbing victim.

The 15-year-old who was arrested was taken to Fairview Hospital, where he was treated and released for superficial wounds. He was then booked in the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.

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