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South Bend boy stabs brother with screwdriver

A South Bend Police Officer waits outside of the Liston Street house at which a boy stabbed his brother A South Bend Police Officer waits outside of the Liston Street house at which a boy stabbed his brother

This morning neighbors on South Bend's Liston Street woke up to news of a stabbing at the end of their street. Police say a 13 year old boy attacked his older brother in the neck...with a screwdriver.

Trayshawn Jones says he knew the family well and was good friends with the two brothers. They played basketball and went fishing together. He says they acted like typical siblings.

"Nothing this crazy. I expect them to get in fist fights, but not stabbing," Jones said.

Brenda Bradley, another neighbor, says she would sometimes scold the kids for messing around on the sidewalk. She is worried that today's stabbing is an example of children becoming more violent.

"These children next door are very nice children they just don't seem to be able to follow the rules of their parents. And they have a very good parent. They have a very nice home. I mean it's not like they're out in the street. They have someplace to go and you notice that it's happening everywhere. Nobody knows why, but a lot of it has to do with the violence we see on tv," Bradley said.

The Indiana Department of Correction says St. Joe County has the second largest number of incarcerated juveniles in the state.

Bradley says she has known the boys since they first moved in about six or seven years ago. She says it's sad to see them get caught up in violence.

"I saw them yesterday playing basketball. They seemed to be having fun. I mean they're kids and I hope that everybody gets through this. I hope they're okay," Bradley said.

Police say the fifteen year old suffered non-life threatening injuries while the younger brother faces a preliminary charge of battery.


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