By EILEEN MCCLORY
STAFF WRITER

Police are continuing its investigation into the case of a 19-year-old Findlay man who was stabbed to death with a folding pocket knife during an argument last Wednesday night at 725 College St.

The victim, Tyler J. Wilson, was found with a stab wound to his chest in the street shortly after 11 p.m. He was later pronounced dead at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Lt. Robert Ring of the Findlay Police Department said an argument between at least two people over a car turned into a physical fight, which led to the stabbing. Police said the fight involved at least four men, including Wilson, and that some of those men knew one another. It does not appear there was any theft from the vehicle, Ring said.

The man who stabbed Wilson has been identified and is cooperating with police.

The police have not made any arrests. Ring said there likely would not be arrests until after a grand jury presentation. He said he hopes to have the investigation completed quickly and sent to the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office.

The Lucas County Coroner’s Office has ruled the stabbing a homicide, meaning Wilson was killed by another person. This is at least the sixth reported homicide in Hancock County since Nov. 1, 2017, said Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle.

Wilson made national headlines in 2010 as a student at Glenwood Middle School when he went on “Good Morning America” to talk about bullying. In 2013, as a freshman at Findlay High School, he told The Courier the same boy who had previously bullied him was bullying him again.

Ring said the prior history with bullying had nothing to do with the current case.

Wilson faced a third-degree felony robbery charge in the Hancock County Common Pleas Court. He also had pending misdemeanor charges in municipal court for petty theft, sale to underage persons and traffic violations. Municipal court records indicate Wilson last lived near College Street.

Ring said the prior criminal history did not appear to be a factor in Wilson’s death.

Anyone who may have witnessed the Wednesday’s fatal stabbing or has other information is encouraged to call the Findlay police at 419-424-7150, or Hancock County Crime Stoppers at 419-425-8477.

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