Newton murder victim identified

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By Newton Now staff

A juvenile suspect is in custody  on pending second degree murder charges after a fatal stabbing Thursday night in Newton.

At about 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a Newton Police officer witnessed a vehicle driving erratically in the 2000 block of West First Street. The officer stopped the vehicle, and the 16-year-old male driver immediately reported he had just been involved in a fight and had stabbed someone. A bloody knife was found in the vehicle.

The victim was found in the 100 block of Evans with life-threatening injuries. The 27-year-old man, identified as Ian Foy, was transported to a Wichita hospital, where he later died. The juvenile male was arrested.

There is no threat to the public related to this situation, and the investigation is ongoing. The relationship between the victim and suspect and other factors contributing to the incident are part of the investigation.

The Newton Police Department generally does not release the names of juvenile suspects.