Child Protective Services had to be notified of a police call after Turlock Police officers determined a 10-year-old boy was responsible for stabbing his younger brother.
The injury to the younger brother, who is 9-years-old, were described by the police department as non-life-threatening.
The call of the stabbing came in to the police department at 3:26 p.m. Tuesday from a home in the 700 block of Chestnut Street.
The responding officers found the 9-year-old sitting outside the home with a laceration wound. They quickly determined the 10-year-old had stabbed his brother during an argument.
The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
CPS was notified of the incident because California law does not grant juvenile courts jurisdiction over minors under 12 years of age, unless the suspected crime is murder, rape, or sexual penetration by force, violence, or threat of great bodily harm.