Police probe death of Canton teen

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - The Summit County Medical Examiner's Office and the Canton Police Department are investigating the death of 16-year-old Joseph Hartley.

On September 4th, the Canton teen was involved in a physical altercation with another teen.  Hartley sustained head injuries during the altercation and was transported to Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron where he later died from his injuries on September 13th at 11:45 pm.

Police tell 19 Action News the teens were fighting over the victim's girlfriend.

The teen involved in the fight is charged with felony assault, but that charge could be upgraded now that Harley has died from his injuries.

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