Teen stabbed, killed in Jaycee Park
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
Update 11:50 a.m.
The teen who was involved in the incident at Jaycee Park in Springfield Sunday has been identified as Robert Wheeler of Springfield, IL. Wheeler was pronounced dead at St. John’s Hospital on Sunday. The Sangamon County Coroner says Wheeler died from a stab wound. The incident is under investigation by the Springfield Police Department and the Sangamon County Coroner’s Office.
Developing news of a deadly stabbing in Springfield where a fight between teenagers at Jaycee Park leaves one teen dead.
Springfield police say a 15-year-old was stabbed during a brawl between juveniles.
It happened just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday night in the 2400 block of Monroe.
The teen was taken to an area hospital and later died.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and aggravated battery.
The victim's name has not yet been released.