January 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Updated: January 12, 2018 2:14 pm

Teen dead, another in custody after stabbing in Oshawa: police

Durham Regional Police have confirmed that the 16-year-old male suspect in the stabbing of a 17-year-old Oshawa male has been arrested and is being charged with second-degree murder.

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OSHAWA, Ont. – One teenager is dead and another is in custody following a stabbing in Oshawa, Ont.

Durham regional police say a 17-year-old male victim was stabbed at around 3 p.m. during what witnesses describe as a “verbal altercation.”

Police say the incident occurred Thursday afternoon in the area of Harmony Road and Taunton Road.

The boy, identified as Neveithan Baskaran of Oshawa, was pronounced dead in hospital.

A 16-year-old male suspect fled the scene and was arrested at a nearby residence.

Police said Friday the teen was charged with second-degree murder.

Authorities are urging witnesses to come forward and report what they saw.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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