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Mother of Teenage Boy Stabbed in Wheeling Speaks Out

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Christopher Layman Jr. was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly stabbing a teenage boy who was trying to stop an altercation between Layman and another man. Christopher Layman Jr. was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly stabbing a teenage boy who was trying to stop an altercation between Layman and another man.
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People involved in an incident that turned into a stabbing in Center Wheeling Wednesday night said the situation started out as a disagreement between juveniles, but one parent got involved and decided to take matters into his own hands.

Susan Kennen, the mother of the teenage boy who was stabbed during the altercation, said there was a confrontation between the suspect and another young man. 

Her son saw Christopher Layman Jr. of Pennsylvania holding a knife and stepped in trying to get the other young man away before something bad happened. Kennen's son was then stabbed in the back of the shoulder. 

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Neighbors in the area said they didn't know what was going on at the time.

"Last night there was about three or four police cruisers down there, I thought they were going to block the street off for like a road check or something and then moments later we found out that someone was stabbed down there, a boy was stabbed," Wheeling Resident Jeanette Darnley said.

Wheeling resident Amber Callaway said she was walking in the area when she walked past the group of people in the alley and thought they were just playing around.

Kennen said she commends the work done by the Wheeling Police Department because they were quick to respond and they have been very helpful. 

Kennen said her son is home now recovering with a wound to his shoulder area and is doing well. She also said the incident wasn't a huge brawl between 15 to 20 people. 

The victim will be giving police his statement Thursday afternoon.

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