Teen in Florida stabs 2 people at sleepover

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In Sumter County, Florida, a 16-year-old boy has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder, as well as other charges, after forcibly entering a home and stabbing two victims, according to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities mentioned that the teen ordered two weapons online on Thursday.

On Saturday night around 10:11 p.m., the teen walked almost six miles to a 15-year-old boy’s home in Wildwood who was having a sleepover.

According to reports, the suspect arrived unannounced and “banged” on the door. When the 15-year-old answered, the suspect forced his way in, stabbing the boy.

An adult in the residence went to investigate, and the suspect also stabbed them, in addition to threatening a third victim.

Medical personnel provided assistance to both stabbing victims at the home, who were then flown to nearby hospitals.

Deputies reported that the 15-year-old victim was declared dead at the hospital at 1:19 a.m. The 48-year-old adult victim is currently being treated in the ICU.

The motive behind the attack remains unknown.

With the help of a sheriff’s office helicopter, the suspect, who had fled the scene on foot, was apprehended and taken to the Sumter County Jail. The teenager is facing charges of premeditated first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and armed burglary.

Those with information about the incident are urged to contact the sheriff’s office at 352-793-2621. For those wishing to remain anonymous, contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477.

This case is still under active investigation.

Sara Filips
Sara Filips
Digital Reporter. Sara graduated in May 2023 from Florida State University, studying Media Communications and Psychology.

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