JSO: Teen stabbed and killed by brother


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A teen was killed, Thursday morning after police say his brother stabbed him.

It happened at a home on North Tubman Drive in Northwest Jacksonville. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the mom told police her 14 and 15-year-old sons got into a fight.

She said one of her sons picked up a board and hit the other son.

She told police he then retaliated by picking up a knife and stabbing his older brother.

Both were taken to the hospital.

The teen who was stabbed died from his wounds. Detectives are now talking to the 14-year-old and the mother. Police are not sure if there will be any charges.

"Right now it appears to be a justifiable homicide. But again, without doing a full interview and looking at our evidence, and processing our scene -- I won't have a definitive answer," said Sgt. Dan Janson with the JSO Homicide Unit.

The teens were both adopted as babies and grew up together although there is no biological relation. The mother is believed to be a foster parent.

At this time we do not know if there have been previous calls to the house and the background of the family is still under investigation

An adult daughter was also home with the mother and teens at the time of the stabbing.