Police investigating homicide in Laurel after teen dies following altercation

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Four teenagers stabbed in altercation in Laurel, one of them dies at hospital Saturday morning.

Laurel (DE): The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently conducting a death investigation following a stabbing incident that occurred earlier this morning.

Four teens showed up at Laurel Police Department in a vehicle with stab wounds seeking help following an altercation they were involved in in the area of Susan Beach Road in Laurel.

According to police spokeswoman, Melissa Jaffe, “Troopers were made aware that several victims had responded in a vehicle to the Laurel Police Department seeking assistance after being involved in an altercation in the area of Susan Beach Road, Laurel.”

The four victims appeared to have been suffering from apparent stab wounds.

The four juvenile male victims were transported to a local area hospital, however, a 16-year-old male victim sustained an apparent stab wound to his upper torso and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The other three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries.

If anyone has information in reference to this case, they are asked to contact Detective M. Csapo of the Homicide Unit at 302-741-2729. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://delaware.crimestoppersweb.com

If you or someone you know is a victim or witness of crime or have lost a loved one to a sudden death and are in need of assistance, the Delaware State Police Victim Services Unit/Delaware Victim Center is available to offer you support and resources 24 hours a day through a toll free hotline 1800 VICTIM-1. (1800 842-8461). You may also email the unit Director at debra.reed@delaware.gov.

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