Pekin police issued a press release saying the man was stabbed in the abdomen around midnight in an alley behind the Busy Corner restaurant at 229 Derby St.
Officers were responding to a report of a fight. They found the victim, who was severely bleeding, in the alley.
After a foot pursuit, officers arrested a 16-year old male and took him to the Juvenile Detention Center in Peoria.
The investigation is ongoing.
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