Fight landed 12-year-old in jail for stabbing girl, police say

2013-02-13T21:30:00Z 2013-02-13T23:47:04Z Fight landed 12-year-old in jail for stabbing girl, police saySteve Zabroski Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
February 13, 2013 9:30 pm  • 

EAST CHICAGO | A fight among teenagers in the West Calumet area landed a 12-year-old in jail Wednesday after she admitted stabbing another girl, police said.

Officers were called to the 5000 block of Aster Street on Tuesday night and found a 17-year-old nearby resident bleeding from a puncture wound to her biceps, police said.

Her alleged assailant told police she used a silver steak knife, which was recovered at the scene, to protect herself and her 15-year-old brother from the victim and her sisters when a fight broke out at the 151st Street Recreation Center.

The stabbing victim said she began to fight the 12-year-old's brother after he began to fight with her younger sister, police said.

The 12-year-old remained in the Lake County Juvenile Center Wednesday, and her mother was notified, police said.

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