Teen Stabbed to Death in Petworth

Detectives looking for suspect, motive

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:21 PM EDT
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Teen Stabbed to Death in Petworth

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Homicide detectives are investigating why a teenage boy was stabbed to death in Petworth Saturday night.

D.C police say that an officer was patrolling the area on a bike at around 7:30 p.m. when he discovered the victim suffering from a stab wound in his abdomen in an alley near the 900 block of Quincy Street, a block from the Petworth Metro Station. 

The officer gave the boy first aid until an ambulance arrived, and the victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the boy's name, and are trying to discern a motive for the crime. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-919 CRIME.

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