Police arrested a 16-year-old boy Tuesday morning in the fatal stabbing of a man during an argument near Anacostia High School in Southeast D.C. Monday.
Police responded to a report of an unconscious person about 8:20 p.m. They found 41-year-old Dameon Yates stabbed multiple times in the 1600 block of R Street SE.
“My buddy of mine called me and told me he got stabbed up,” said Paris Penamon, who said he knew Yates since he was a kid. “He died in front of his house.”
Police said they are still investigating what the argument was about.
A 16-year-old boy is charged with second-degree murder while armed with a knife.
“At this point, the suspect is charged as a juvenile,” Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Chief Leslie Parsons said. “More information should be available later once he appears in court.”
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Penamon believes people were nearby during the argument and wishes someone intervened before it turned deadly.
“It’s terrible, especially when somebody sees something happening,” he said. “And this is a kid, that’s an adult. The fight shouldn’t have never taken place. Somebody should have broke it up. Nobody broke it up. It’s bad.”