Teen arrested for stabbing at Fowler Park in Forsyth County

Justine Lookenott

The skate park at Fowler Park in Forsyth County, GAPhoto byForsyth County Parks & Recreation

(Forsyth County, GA) A 17-year-old is being charged with Aggravated Assault after stabbing another person at the Fowler Park skate park in Forsyth County on Wednesday, May 24.

According to a Facebook post from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), a verbal argument between a group of teenagers and young adults turned into a physical fight during which the 17-year-old suspect stabbed another person. An older adult then produced a gun and told the 17-year-old to drop the knife.

The stabbing victim suffered non-fatal wounds.

Two suspects were initially taken into custody but one was released after further investigation and interviews.

Public Information Officer Stacie Miller could not confirm who the other suspect was but said it was not the adult with the gun. The FCSO does not release the identities of suspects under the age of 18.

The incident is still under investigation by the FCSO Major Crimes Unit.

This story will be updated as more information is released.

If you have a news tip in Forsyth County, contact Justine Lookenott at justine.lookenott@newsbreak.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at @justalookenott.

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I cover local news in Forsyth County, GA. My debut into the writing world began at the age of 10 when I won an essay contest in Around Acworth Magazine in which I wrote about spending the summer with my pet goat, Eclair. Since graduating from Kennesaw State University, I have been published in several newspapers and magazines in the Atlanta area including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta School Guide, What Now Atlanta, Newcomer Magazine, the Marietta Daily Journal and the Cherokee Tribune.

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