16-year-old boy charged in stabbing of 17-year-old in Fall River

The suspect in William Wheeler's murder was arrested Thursday evening, prosecutors say.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a 17-year-old Massachusetts youth.

The Bristol district attorney says the suspect in the killing of 17-year-old William Wheeler in Fall River late Wednesday was arrested Thursday evening in West Warwick, Rhode Island.

The suspect’s name was not made public because he is a juvenile.

Fall River police responded to a 911 call about a stabbing during an altercation at about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday.

First responders found Wheeler lying on the floor of an apartment suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital where he was declared dead just before 1 a.m. Thursday.


The stabbing remains under investigation.