Police: 17-year-old arrested in stabbing outside Smithtown CVS store

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Police say a teen has been arrested following a stabbing in a Smithtown parking lot.

The incident happened Wednesday night outside the CVS store on Terry Road.

According to police, 17-year-old Dillon Lynch stabbed a 19-year-old in the chest following a dispute in the parking lot around 8:15 p.m.

Prosecutors say the victim was stabbed three times by Lynch but survived.

Lynch's attorney, Jamie Rosner, says the stabbing was an act of self-defense. He says Lynch agreed to meet the victim and another man at the CVS, but then the two men tried to rob Lynch, and Lynch fought back.

As a condition of his release from court, Lynch was ordered to stay away from the victim in this case. He must also wear a GPS location device.

Lynch's attorney says his client has no criminal history.

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