MUNCIE, Ind. -- (KRON) -- A stabbing in Muncie, Indiana on Thursday ended with a man dead and another arrested for murder.
The 19-year-old suspect told police he would refer to himself as a martyr and wanted to purge the wicked.
It happened a few minutes after noon Thursday at an apartment near South Franklin and West Seventh streets.
Muncie police arrested Jaylin Ammon on a preliminary charge of murder. He was being held in the Delaware County Jail. Court documents showed the victim was stabbed in the neck and crawled through a window to get away from the suspect.
A neighbor heard a loud scream; he looked out the window and saw the victim on the side of the yard. The neighbor ran downstairs to help the victim and called 911. He also tried to help the victim to stop the bleeding with a towel.
The victim was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police spent hours processing the first-floor apartment for any evidence.
Marwin Strong, who is the organizer of Enough is Enough in Muncie, said, “Even though it’s not my family, it’s not their (the rest of his group’s) family, you know it hurts our heart because we care about our community.”
Members from the crime-prevention group stood and watched behind the yellow tape.
“Everybody is hurting and that’s why we call enough is enough of the violence, enough is enough of the drug addiction, enough is enough not having our teens go to prison on a daily basis,” he said.