A Jacksonville teenager has been arrested after police say he stabbed his sleeping parents.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said in a press release the 16-year-old faces charges of two counts of aggravated battery after he reportedly stabbed his sleeping parents early Wednesday morning.
We reached out to the State Attorney's Office and haven't verified if the 16yo will be tried as an adult. That's why we've decided not release his name or picture. In a social media search we ran, it says a 16yo by that same name is a star athlete at Paxon. @ActionNewsJax pic.twitter.com/rmDzkHd6og— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) January 12, 2018
Police said the victims were stabbed in the head and neck areas with a knife. Both victims fought the teenager and fled the scene, police added.
A police report said the teen ran to a nearby church.
In a social media search I ran, a 16 year old by the same name is a baseball player on the FL Dodgers Scout Team 2020. Neighbor Gabriel knew him and said, “It’s— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) January 12, 2018
pretty surprising, like I said this guys had a bright career in front of him,
so you ask yourself, ‘What happened?’ pic.twitter.com/CajUZY1xFz
Action News Jax learned that he allegedly told early morning churchgoers that someone broke into his family’s apartment and stabbed his parents, and that he was running from that person.
Those witnesses say authorities told them to bring the teen back to the apartment.
Police said the teen later confessed to the stabbing.
This neighbor Roopi says she awoke when she heard screams from the apartment directly below her. She said, "It was a loud scream of a male. I thought someone just got hurt or something.” @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/wJy34cMu0N— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) January 12, 2018
This is the scene neighbors woke up to Wednesday morning. A neighbor said, “With the way the door looked there were streaks of blood everywhere like someone was trying to get away or something.” @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/CgTsiYhbLz— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) January 12, 2018
A neighbor says JSO transported the juvenile back to his home here at Oakleaf Plantation where he was later charged with 2 counts of aggravated domestic battery @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/1FisaN0vR3— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) January 12, 2018
In the arrest report, JSO says the teen stabbed his parents with an unknown object. They say he confessed multiple times before he fled to Elevate Life Church. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/jeDdLY6wGF— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) January 12, 2018
I reached out to the Duval County School District to confirm the juvenile is a student at Paxon School for Advanced Studies. This is the email I got back. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/mgpM9icqOy— Varisa Lall Dass (@VarisaANJax) January 13, 2018
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