That boy hadn't even begun to live. I will be interested to get more facts on this. I certainly hope it wasn't just a random act of violence. God be with you young man.
here is story from stockton record not much
STOCKTON - A 16-year-old boy died Monday after he was stabbed in the chest in an apparent confrontation at Sandman Park and then tried to pedal away on a bicycle, witnesses and Stockton police said.
The boy lay dying in the street near the intersection of Cornwall Drive and Lucile Avenue just around the corner from the neighborhood park. Dennis Turner said he was cleaning out his garage about 11 a.m. when he noticed the boy waving for help. Turner approached.
"I held the kid's hand and told him to breath easy," Turner said, fearing the boy was near death. "I was trying to give him that last bit of comfort in his last moments."
The boy was pronounced dead at San Joaquin General Hospital, marking Stockton's fourth suspected homicide of 2008, said Officer Pete Smith of the Stockton Police Department. Smith would not release the boy's identity pending notification of his family.
Police are seeking a "person of interest" who was described as a male in his 20s with a slender build and standing 6 feet 1 inch tall, and last seen walking north on Don Avenue on the east edge of the park, Smith said. Investigators had few other details on what led up to the boy's death, Smith said.
Sandman Park about three years ago was the scene of a high-profile homicide that remains unsolved. Louise Debarrows, 47, was beaten and stabbed to death in broad daylight Dec. 10, 2004, while walking her dog in Sandman Park. Her body was found in Mosher Slough, a narrow waterway that runs along the park's southern boundary.
"We have nothing to believe they are related at all," Smith said of the two deaths. "That would be way too speculative."
Turner said he noticed the boy lying on the street a few feet from his home. Gasping for breath and curled up on the ground, the boy told Turner he had been stabbed. Turner said the boy had a single wound about 3 inches across the sternum of his chest.
"It was bad. It was real bad," Turner said. "You could tell he was on his way out."
Paramedics immediately took the boy away, while crime scene investigators remained in the neighborhood for about three hours, said Turner of the latest incident that punctuated an area troubled by crime.
Ralph Adams brought his two grandchildren, ages 8 and 11, and two golden retrievers to play at Sandman Park on the chilly Monday afternoon. He had not heard of the boy's death but expressed little surprise of the news.
Adams' pickup was stolen last year from his home about a mile from the park, and after that, he came home one day from a family trip to find an intruder in his garage.
Now retired, Adams said he has lived in the neighborhood for three years and thinks about moving to Oregon.
"I mean, the crime is getting worse and worse," Adams said. "It's a daily thing around here."