Four more juveniles are being charged as adults in connection with a fatal stabbing at the Woodley Park Metro Station, News4’s Jackie Bensen reported.
Police arrested nine juveniles but initially only charged one – 17-year-old Chavez Myers – as an adult, with second-degree murder while armed and assault with a dangerous weapon. Now, juvenile charges against four other 17-year-old have been dropped and arrest warrants charging them as adults with armed robbery were issued, Bensen reported.
Olijawon Griffin, 18, was stabbed to death and an acquaintance was beaten early Nov. 17. Griffin first encountered a group of teenagers at a McDonald’s in the 1800 block of Columbia Road shortly after midnight. Griffin told two people he was with he was going to buy marijuana from the group, according to a court document. He then told them he’d been beaten and robbed at gunpoint of his iPhone and Helly Hansen jacket, which can sell for $300.
Griffin and his acquaintances then encountered the group of teenagers at the Woodley Park station, and Griffin demanded his jacket be returned, according to the court document.
Security camera footage shows Griffin and one of the teenagers engaged in a fistfight before Myers approached from behind with a knife and stabbed Griffin in the chest.
About 45 minutes later, just after 2 a.m., Griffin was pronounced dead at George Washington University Hospital.
Myers confessed to the stabbing but claimed it was in self-defense, according to the court document.
Griffin, of Olney, Md., was a recent graduate of Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring.