ITHACA, N.Y. — In an update Wednesday, the Ithaca Police Department said the three teenagers accused of stabbing an Ithaca resident Friday did have “some familiarity” with the victim.
A 24-year-old Ithaca resident was stabbed several times at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 on the 100 block of North Cayuga Street, police said. The man was reportedly found bleeding “profusely from the face and back.”
Though police originally said they had not developed information that would suggest the victim and perpetrators knew each other, on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Vincent Monticello said in a news release, “Further investigation has revealed that the victim and the perpetrators had some familiarity with each other previously.”
Police are not releasing the names of the three teenagers, who are ages 13, 15, and 16, due to their juvenile status. Two of the teenagers have cases pending in the youth part of the Superior Court and will be prosecuted by the Tompkins County District Attorney. The third teenager has a case pending in Tompkins County Family Court.
The three teens have been charged with first-degree gang assault and first-degree assault.
The teenagers are being detained in secure facilities while their cases are being processed, police said. One of the juveniles is also wanted on two warrants from another state in “connection with a homicide and the other involving a violation of probation in connection with a rape.”
On Monday, Public Information Officer Jamie Williamson said the man was “critical but stable condition,” at a trauma center he was flown to. When asked about the condition Wednesday, Monticello said he had “no updates on the victim at this time.”
Featured image: Police roped off an area of North Cayuga Street on Friday after the victim had been transported for medical care. (Photo by Jacob Mroczek/The Ithaca Voice)