UPDATE 11/2: A homicide investigation in York County is underway after the teenager who was stabbed multiple times during a fight died.
The 17-year-old male passed away Wednesday night at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, according to a Dauphin County spokesperson. The man’s cause of death is from traumatic brain injury and stab wounds and the manner was ruled a homicide after an autopsy Thursday morning.
YORK COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM)– The teenager who was stabbed in York County while trying to intervene in a fight, police say.
The teen was stabbed multiple times in the neck when he was trying to break up a fight at the 900 block of E Philadelphia Street sometime around 1 p.m., police say.
“It’s ridiculous, I don’t even want my grandson going trick-or-treating tonight because there’s too many problems,” said York City resident Tanya Gilbert
The incident was mostly caught on camera and police say that they have a person of interest. Another person involved who had a gun in their possession was arrested and criminal charges are pending.
“Violence isn’t the answer,” said York City Police Department Capt. Daniel Lentz.
The 17-year-old male was found by first responders with possible life-threatening injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
“Stop killing each other,” said Gilbert.
Capt. Lentz wants to stress to communities that juveniles aren’t being targeted.
“I don’t want it to to seem like there’s an attack on juveniles or kids. It’s not the case,” said Lentz.
Capt. Lentz calling on the younger people in the community to spend their time wisely and get involved in an extracurricular activity.
“You can always reach out to the police department. We have a ton of resources that we can connect you with and find positive ways for you to spend that time,” said Lentz.
An investigation into the stabbing is ongoing, anyone with information regarding it is asked to contact police at (717)-846-1234.