ALLENTOWN, N.J. (AP) – A juvenile who fatally stabbed a man who was attempting a home invasion robbery was justified in using deadly force because he acted in self-defense, authorities have determined. Luis Nieves, 48, forced open the door of an Allentown home around 5:30 p.m. Sunday and started attacking the youth, who lived in the home, according to the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office.
Nieves struck the youth with a metal cane during the struggle, and the boy stabbed Nieves.
Nieves and the youth were both taken to the hospital, where Nieves was pronounced dead a short time later. The youth, whose name and age were not released, was treated for undisclosed injuries and was later released.
The county coroner’s office determined that Nieves’ death was a homicide caused by multiple stab wounds and that the youth was justified in stabbing Nieves.
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