Teen Stabbed Following Basketball Game

WILKES-BARRE — Police said they are looking for a teenager after a stabbing in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday night.

Police said a fight broke out on Lehigh Street after a GAR Memorial High School basketball game ended. Police said the fight ended when a 17-year-old was stabbed.

The teenager was taken to the hospital and is listed in serious condition.

Police said they are looking for Kevin Espinoza, 17, of Wilkes-Barre.  Officers said he will be charged with aggravated assault.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Wilkes-Barre Police.

13 comments

    • michele

      And I do as well….he is a good person..it’s a shame this had to happen..it’s a shame he found himself in a position he had to defend himself..my heart goes out to him his family and the victim…

  • ME

    So sickening, the violence that exists today and how willing everyone is to solve problems physically. Find a better way. I hate to sound like an old-timer, but there were times when even a push or a fight, was a rare occurrence. Now, it’s commonplace.

    • michele

      Things have changed unfortunately..and it’s sad and scary…this immediate area lacks education and values…the children would benefit from after school programs as well as education on drugs,gangs etc..however as tax payers our money is used to beautify the area for the colleges… What about our children…they r our future…people comment on how bad things r or r getting but no one want to change how things are or the direction they r going…so it will cont….the survival of the fittess.

  • anonymous

    WILKES-BARRE — Police said they are looking for a teenager after a stabbing in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday night. …….

    ^^that says Wednesday night … where do you guys see Thursday night?

  • CCKM

    Ankle bracelet? House arrest? Locked up for 5 minutes? He is 17, don’t think he will do much time if at all, even if he has a record. They don’t do searches at these games? So these kids can walk into games with guns, knives, etc…?

    • michele

      Yes that’s right it judge and jury..Jesus Christ himself …every thing is so black and white for you..god bless the victim however he was the one being bullied both verbally and physically..sounds like your the type of person that if some one doesn’t dress talk walk like you there damned..sounds like you think you r better than others..sounds like you should do it own repenting…while it praying if u do in fact pray, pray your never in a situation where your fighting for your life..because somebody may wish you in a cage like an animal

  • michele

    How judgmental and disrespectful to say his mom laid around and there was no discipline…you write as if u know this family when in fact u know nothing…silly u both parents are very much involved they both work and instill values in their children…this kid works goes to school and helps out w his siblings no drug or gang involvement kid was in a situation where he needed to protect himself after being attacked from behind…this was after he was being bullied both physically and verbally for over a month…I hope you never find yourself in a similar situation..may god b w you

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