Teen dead after stabbing in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD - Police in Springfield are investigating the stabbing death of a 17-year-old that took place on Monday. 

Police were called to the 1800 block of South 16th Street for an unresponsive person. They found a male lying near the street with apparent stab wounds to the upper body. 

The victim was taken to St. John's Hospital where he later died. 

Police located a suspect and apprehended him in the 2100 block of South 14th Street shortly after the incident. The 17-year-old suspect was taken to the Springfield Police Department. 

The investigation was ongoing as of Monday afternoon. Anyone with information should contact the police department at 788-8311 or Crime Stoppers at 788-8427. 

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