Four arrested in connection with June murder of Brooklyn teen

Kenny Chen, 17, was fatally stabbed in June. Police arrested four suspects four months later. Credit: Facebook
Kenny Chen, 17, was fatally stabbed in June. Police arrested four suspects four months later.
Credit: Facebook

A police investigation spanning several months finally turned up four suspects in connection with the fatal stabbing of 17-year-old Kenny Chen.

Chen was found at 3:46 a.m. unconscious and bleeding on the ground just steps from his family’s home on June 9.

At the time witnesses reported seeing four men fleeing from that spot shortly before police reported to the scene, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed.

Chen had received a call on his cell phone that prompted him to step outside shortly before he was stabbed, police said.

Police used phone records and witness interviews to track that call to the four teens arrested on Tuesday, they said.

Queens teen Peter Sedeno, 17, was charged with murder in the second degree and gang assault. Daquan Jackson, Dayshawn Young and Daine Daley were all charged with gang assault in the first and second degree.

Police said the four teens had arranged to meet Chen in front of his house. They believe a verbal dispute may have escalated into physical violence.

 

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