Grand Island teen may be tried as an adult for attempted murder

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) - A Grand Island teenager may face trial in adult court for attempted murder.

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

Court records indicate Flores was connected to an incident that happened September 26, 2019, the day Flores turned 14. Grand Island Police said 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.

Grand Island police captain Jim Duering said 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.

Duering also said 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. A SWAT team arrested Flores in Lincoln.

On January 16, a Hall County judge determined that probable cause existed and bound Flores over to district court for possible trial.

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