Knife fight leads to attempted murder charge against 14-year-old Grand Island boy

A 14-year-old Grand Island boy faces attempted murder charges in a knife-related incident September 26. (SOURCE: MGN)
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) UPDATE: A Grand Island teenager faces attempted murder charges after authorities say he tried to kill someone with a knife.

Hall County prosecutors charged Keean Flores, 14, with attempted murder, first degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony.

Court records indicate the incident happened September 26, the same day Flores turned 14. According to Grand Island police, the two boys were in a mutual consent fight, when Flores pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest. A judge has sealed court records which may have described in more detail what happened. The victim's name is also sealed.

A Grand Island police report dated September 27 referred to a September 26 fight involving a knife between two juvenile males in the 1200 block of West John. That report indicated that one juvenile stabbed the other causing serious injury.

Grand Island police captain Jim Duering says that Flores left Grand Island after the fight and fled to Lincoln. GIPD remained in touch with law enforcement there, including police and the U.S. Marshall's office.

SWAT team members were able to arrest Flores on Monday.

A warrant returned by the Hall County Sheriff November 19 indicated that Flores had been arrested. A judge set bond at $500,000 dollars. It is not known where Flores is being held.

Each charge against Flores is a class two felony which carries a max penalty of 50 years in prison for a conviction.

The stab wound to the victim's chest was considered to be life-threatening and he was transported by air to an out-of-town hospital. Duering said surgeons did "amazing work" with the victim. His current condition is not known.