Crime & Courts

9-year-old cut by thrown knife after fight while playing video games, Wichita cops say

Three boys — ages 13, 12 and 9 — were playing video games in a basement on Saturday night when they got into an argument, Wichita police said in a written statement.

During the fight, the 12-year-old boy got a knife and threw it at the 9-year-old boy, who was now outside of the home, Officer Kevin Wheeler said in the statement. The 9-year-old “received a minor cut to his back” from the thrown knife, Wheeler wrote.

Police were called to the home in the 2200 block of South Glendale at 10:39 p.m. Saturday in connection to the “stabbing call.”

The 9-year-old boy was taken to a hospital, police said, and as of 12:27 a.m. Sunday he was still hospitalized with a non-life threatening injury. The 13-year-old and 12-year-old boys were not injured, police said.

Early Sunday, the 12-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and aggravated assault, Wheeler said.

“The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office,” he said.

The 13-year-old and 9-year-old are brothers, and they were at the home of the 12-year-old boy, according to the statement.

“Officers have contacted the boys’ parents and are still conducting interviews as this remains an active investigation,” Wheeler said.