16-year-old suspect charged with murder of teen in Dorchester - Metro US

16-year-old suspect charged with murder of teen in Dorchester


A16-year-old boy was arraigned on a murder charge today for allegedly stabbing another teen to death, police said.

The victim, Deon Hopkins, 15, of Dorchester, was fatally stabbed around 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon near Columbia Road and Devon Street,CBS Bostonreported.

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The district attorney’s office has identified the alleged stabber as Amari Pope, who reportedly used a kitchen knife to attack Hopkins after a verbal dispute.

“[District Attorney Gregory Henning] told the court that Hopkins and a teenage girl became involved in a verbal altercation near the intersection of Columbia Road and Devon Street at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Pope, who was also present, allegedly left the scene, went into his Columbia Road home, and returned with a kitchen knife.” the DA’s office wrote in a press release.

“In the moments that followed, Henning said, Pope stabbed the younger boy and pursued him across the street. Hopkins collapsed in front of a nearby market and surveillance video allegedly shows Pope circling his body still carrying the knife. Pope allegedly left the area and changed his clothing.”

Pope is reportedly being held without bail and will return to court on March 30.

The stabbing is one of several violent incidents lately.

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“The incident occurred in the same neighborhood where one person was killed in an officer-involved shooting more than a week ago,”WCVBreported.

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.

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