Nixa Teen Dies from Stab Wounds

(Courtesy: KSPR, Joey Phillips-Clay, 15)
(Courtesy: KSPR, Joey Phillips-Clay, 15)

NIXA, Mo. – A Nixa teen dies in a hospital as a result of a stabbing that occurred at an apartment complex on Thursday afternoon.

According to law enforcement officials, police officers responded to Pheasant Run Apartments around 4:00 p.m. and found 15-year-old Joey Phillips-Clay who had been stabbed in the throat. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Police arrested 21-year-old Jesus Padilla in connection with the stabbing but no charges have formally been filed.

A spokesperson with the Nixa Police Department would not comment further on the incident, saying the investigation is ongoing at this time.

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