Published On: Thu, Aug 2nd, 2012

Xbox banter turns murderous leaving teen stabbed 22 times

One gamer turned on another as an Xbox fight turned brutal with Kevin Kemp being stabbed 22 times.

The online Xbox fight escalated and Kemp’s friend attempted to shoot him, then stabbed him repeatedly.

Kevin Kemp shows a reporter his injuries from a stabbing after an Xbox fight turns murderous photo/YouTube screenshot

Neighboring participants talked and then argued through the Xbox headsets as they live just doors apart.

“We were just talking over headsets,” Kemp said.

CBS reports that their banter turned bitter, Kemp issued a challenge to his friend to make the short journey to his house to finish their fight, unaware that the teenagers raged had turned murderous.

“I’m like, ‘Bro, if want to do this, come over to my house and we’ll do this right now,’” Kemp said.

That friend left the headset behind, then suddenly entered Kemp’s front door. He reportedly pushed his way past Kemp’s mom, knife and gun in hand.

“Walks up to my room and he points the gun right at me and takes out the clip and shows his bullet, puts it back in the gun, tries to shoot me and he shot it and it went right past my head,” Kemp said. “Almost hit me.”

After the gunshot, he attacked with the knife.

“We were standing out here when they carried him out,” neighbor Dylan Fulkerson said. “He was covered in blood, he was on the stretcher and what not.”

Kemp will be OK. Police are calling it a first.

“It’s kind of unusual in that regard,” said Jimmy Lee of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department. “Haven’t heard of something happening online, whether it was playing games or chatting, that led to an attack like this.

The unnmaed assailant is now facing one charge of burglary and two counts of attempted murder and the DA’s office said he will be charged as an adult.

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