Ridgecrest police: Boy, 14, stabbed while trying to rob pizza delivery man

UPDATE: Police on Aug. 16 said Brandon Leuschen, 24, was taken into custody on suspicion of helping the juvenile suspect in this crime.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- Police in Ridgecrest say a 14-year-old boy was stabbed by a pizza delivery man who was defending himself during a robbery.

Officers were sent Tuesday to South China Lake Boulevard, where they believe the teenager tried robbing the delivery man. Police said the teen had a gun, and the delivery man stabbed the teen in self-defense.

The teen was found on Rader Avenue and taken to a hospital. Police said they'll seek a robbery charge against the teen.

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