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Police: Teen fatally stabbed inside Morris Heights restaurant

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A fight in a Morris Heights restaurant left an 18-year-old man dead and a 21-year-old man hospitalized Friday, police say.

The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Don Pancholo Lechonera Restaurant on Jerome Avenue and West Burnside Avenue, after an argument between the two men escalated.

Authorities say the teen was stabbed multiple times in the back. The 21-year-old, who also suffered stab wounds, was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital.

Police say charges against the 21-year-old are pending. They also say they aren't sure what led to the initial argument.

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