14-year-old boy stabbed in York, 11-year-old charged with attempted murder

jzou@heraldonline.comDecember 24, 2013 

— A 14-year-old boy in York has been hospitalized after he was stabbed in a knife fight this week, according to police.

A fight broke out between two boys, ages 14 and 11, somewhere along South Congress Street and U.S. 321 around 6:25 p.m. Monday, police say. The 11-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder, according to York Police Lt. Rich Caddell.

The older boy was first transported to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill where the knife was removed from his back. He was later flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for further medical attention. His condition was unavailable from authorities late Tuesday.

According to police, there were more than 200 people gathered around the fight by the time officers arrived. The parents of both children have been notified of the stabbing.

The 11-year-old boy is in the custody of the state Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

According to Caddell, because the suspect is younger than 13, the criminal charge will most likely be handled in Family Court.

Jie Jenny Zou •  803-329-4062

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