For Immediate Release: 7/8/2013 4:06 pm
Worcester, MA (July 8, 2013) - On July 6, 2013, at approximately 7:15 PM a Worcester Police Officer radioed for assistance with a stabbing that had just occurred in the vicinity of 29 Southgate Street. The 19-year-old male victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
During the investigation, police learned that the teenager was dribbling a basketball on Southgate Street when a group of three males approached him. They called him a "white boy" and told him to stop dribbling. The three males then proceeded to attack him. The victim was punched and kicked by the group. The victim got up off the ground and went to get his basketball. At this time, one of the males was holding a knife and stabbed him. The group made reference to the Kilby Gang during the attack.
A Worcester Police Officer was traveling in a marked cruiser moments after the stabbing occurred. The officer’s attention was drawn to the group of males running into oncoming traffic. The officer then noticed the victim on the ground screaming for help.
Additional officers responded to the scene. The arriving officer was able to stop two of the three suspects. The two suspects ages 16 and 14 were placed under arrest. The third suspect could not be located.
One juvenile was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace. The other juvenile was charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace.
The investigation is ongoing.