Tyler Flach, an 18-year old Lido Beach resident, has been charged with second degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Khaseen Morris, police reported.
Flach was arraigned on Thursday, September 19 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead. He pleaded not guilty.
Fourth Precinct officers were dispatched to Brower Avenue in Oceanside on Monday, Sept. 16 at 3:45 p.m. after reports of a large fight, according to police. Upon arrival they found that Khaseen Morris, a 16-year-old male, had been stabbed in the chest, police said.
They also found a second victim, a 17-year-old male, who suffered a broken arm and swelling to his head.
Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment, according to police. Morris, the stabbing victim, was admitted in critical condition and pronounced dead by a hospital physician.
Bystanders reportedly watched and in some cases shot videos of the fight, according to numerous reports.
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