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Teenager stabbed to death, 31-year-old man on a bike arrested for murder



Jose Gil booking photo
Jose Gil booking photo
Garden Grove Police

Police are asking for details from anyone who witnessed a scuffle Friday night that lead to the stabbing death of a 16-year old boy.

Garden Grove police said in a statement that the teenager and another friend saw 31-year-old Jose Gil riding a bicycle and got into a car to confront him over a previous dispute.

A fight broke out and the unnamed teen was stabbed. Gil and the teenagers both called police after the brawl to report the incident, Garden Grove Police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said in the statement.

After being rushed to the hospital, the knifed teen died early Saturday morning. Gil, a Garden Grove resident, was arrested for murder.

Garden Grove Police detectives and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office are working together on the case. The investigation is continuing. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Investigator Reynolds at (714) 741-5800.