Teen Stabbed to Death in Petworth

Detectives looking for suspect, motive

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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.