SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Three individuals were arrested in regards to the fatal stabbing that took place Wednesday afternoon.
- Amir Williams, 16, Scranton. Charged with Aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.
- Nahsyeis Williams, 16, Scranton. Charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.
- Sheldon Datilus, 17 Scranton. Charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person.
- All three charged as adults. All three were taken into custody after brief foot pursuits.
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Officials say just before 3:30 p.m., police responded to a stabbing in the parking lot of the Ice Box Sports Complex.
When Eyewitness News crews arrived there was a heavy police presence near the entrance to the Geisinger facility and the Turkey Hill near the intersection of West Olive Street and Providence Road.
At the same time, nearby police detained at least two individuals, suspected of being connected to the stabbing. Police say two victims were taken from the scene, and one juvenile was treated for wounds and later released.
Investigators say video surveillance at the Geisinger Orthopedic Center shows footage of the altercation and stabbing. The video shows the victim got into an altercation with Sheldon Datilus. The video shows Amir Williams approaching with a knife in his hand.
Officers say Amir Williams stabbed Mckenna with the knife three times in the back and side, while the victim is still engaging in a fight with Datilus. Another male, Nahsyeis Williams joined in on the fight. Williams then stabbed the victim, Mckenna, at least four more times in the chest area.
The other victim an 18-year-old died from their injuries. After the scenes were cleared, Eyewitness News caught up with Scranton Police Chief Tom Carroll.
Scranton Police Chief Tom Carroll said in a statement:
“In the investigation, Scranton Police have detained several persons and are investigating the incident which is ongoing. We’ll release information on the deceased pending next of kin notification.”
The Lackawanna County Coroner has confirmed that the fatal assault he was earlier called to is connected to the homicide investigation in Scranton.
Meanwhile, the Scranton School District (SSD) is taking extra precautions following these acts of violence that occurred just across the street from Scranton High School.
The SSD said in a statement, “While there is no direct cause for concern for our buildings, all SSD schools will be operating on a “secure” for tomorrow, June 23, 2022. This is being done out of an abundance of caution due to the nature of the incidents.”
The school also said as a reminder, that a “Secure,” means that operations within the building will continue as normal, but no outside activities will occur.
In addition, all high school students will also be screened using metal detectors and wands. No bags of any kind are permitted in the building. The only acceptable bags will be small clutch-style bags and small lunch bags.
This is an ongoing investigation and Eyewitness News will update you with the latest information as it becomes available.