Teen Fatally Stabbed by 14-Year-Old Boy

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – A 16-year-old boy, identified as Xavian Sawyer, was fatally stabbed in Lincoln over the weekend. The Lincoln East 10th grader was stabbed twice in the torso during a fight at a home near 64th and Adams streets late on Saturday night. Police received a call about the altercation just before midnight and found Sawyer with stab wounds. Despite receiving medical aid, he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A 14-year-old boy from Lincoln has been taken into custody for first-degree murder and the use of a weapon while committing a felony. Assistant Chief Jason Stille of the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) expressed shock, stating that this might be the youngest homicide suspect in recent memory. The decision to try the 14-year-old as an adult will be made by the county attorney.

According to LPD, the two teenagers had a prior disagreement that escalated during a gathering at the home. Stille clarified that the victim was unarmed based on their investigation. The police recovered several knives from the scene, but it remains uncertain if any of them were the murder weapon.

While police do not suspect any additional individuals, they are urging witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Those with relevant details can contact the LPD’s non-emergency number at 402-441-6000. Alternatively, individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

The tragic death of Xavian Sawyer in a stabbing incident has shaken the community of Lincoln, Nebraska. As authorities investigate the circumstances surrounding the altercation, they are urging anyone with information to come forward to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the incident. The young age of the murder suspect has added to the shock of the incident, with the county attorney yet to decide if the 14-year-old will be tried as an adult. The motive behind the altercation and the identification of the murder weapon are still under investigation.