New surveillance video shows fight leading up to murder in Sidney

SIDNEY — New video shows the moments leading up to a murder in Sidney.

Prosecutors say a 16-year-old boy stabbed and killed a man and wounded another teen boy who is now hospitalized. The surveillance video shows the planned fight where it happened.

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As reported on News Center 7 at 5:00, cameras look right at the park where the knife attack happened and where friends and family held a vigil for the victims.

Video News Center 7 obtained Monday shows the crowd at a vigil for murder victim Christian Vaughn and the teen boy who was stabbed and hospitalized in the same attack.

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“Christian was one of my childhood friends,” said Anthony Taylor, who was there Sunday night as the crowd started a memorial. “He was just sitting at my house two weeks ago at my kitchen table talking about what we were going to plan for the summer.”

Now Vaughn’s family is planning a funeral.

The video from Sidney police shows the moments leading up to Vaughn’s death. It shows what prosecutors and officers have described as a large and planned “group fight.” You can see one of the people in the video holding what looks like two large knives.

Investigators have not said what the fight was about. Police arrested the 16-year-old suspect at his house after a nine-hour SWAT standoff Thursday.

With his next juvenile court hearing set for Wednesday, prosecutors are now deciding whether to try and charge him as an adult.

Shelby County’s prosecutor told News Center 7 that the 16-year-old is the only one charged in connection with Vaughn’s death, but depending on what this investigation finds, that could change. Prosecutors are looking at “several” others who could face charges in this investigation, but unrelated to Vaughn’s death.

We will continue following this story.

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