SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — One teenager is dead after being stabbed by another teen.
Springfield Police were called to Jaycee Park for a confrontation after 8pm on Sunday.
Police say a 15-year-old victim was stabbed. Detectives were able to identify and locate the suspect after conducting several interviews.
The suspect was identified as a 16-year-old male. The suspect was arrested and charged with 1st degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated battery.
The suspect is currently in the Sangamon County Juvenile Center. An autopsy will be conducted and the victim’s identity will be released.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is asked to call the Springfield Police Department at (217) 788-8311 and or Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427.