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Cops: Indiana teen stabbed to death in feud over young woman

Corbin Montgomery, 18, is facing murder charges in the stabbing death of Connor Shockley in Fishers, Ind. CBS affiliate WISH

FISHERS, Ind. - A man is in custody after a feud over a young woman led to the stabbing death of an 18-year-old, reports CBS affiliate WISH. Court documents state the victim was stabbed three times in the chest.

Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Connor J. Shockley, of Fishers, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis. According to the station, Corbin M. Montgomery, also 18, was arrested and faces possible charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.

Just before 11 p.m. Sunday, officers told the station they were called to a fight in Fishers' Harrison Green neighborhood. Police said they found Shockley in a yard between two houses, suffering from an apparent knife wound, when they arrived. He died at the scene.

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Connor Shockley, 18, died from three knife wounds to the chest.
CBS affiliate WISH
"We do have one suspect in custody, and we are speaking to several witnesses at this time," said Sgt. Tom Weger. "The investigation is very fresh, so our investigators are speaking with individuals to try to piece this together."

In the probable cause statement released Tuesday, the Hamilton County prosecutor said the feud between the two teens was over Montgomery's girlfriend. According to the station, the suspect told police he and Shockley had been arguing over text messages and social media for a while.

Police said Montgomery and his girlfriend showed up in the neighborhood Sunday where the victim was hanging out with his friends. The charging documents state the suspect told Shockley to get in his black Honda Civic to work out their differences.

"We definitely knew that there was tension but we made sure that they were just going to talk it out," Scott Deuser, a friend of the victim, told WISH. Friends said Shockley got in the car and the two drove off. They started arguing after they came back, about 30 minutes later, and that's when things escalated.

WISH reports a knife was found at the scene. An autopsy on the victim was scheduled for Monday.

The Fishers Police Department said this was the town's second homicide ever, and the first in 20 years.

Meanwhile, Montgomery was in court Tuesday and is being held at the Hamilton County Jail without bond, the station reports.

His next hearing is scheduled for September 5.

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