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Two juveniles, ages 15 and 12, have been charged in the murder of a gas station employee in Maryland.
Prince George’s County police were called to the scene around 4:40 a.m. Thursday for a report of a stabbing.
When officers arrived they found Isreal Akingbesot suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died, FOX 5 DC reports.
Police announced the following day that two boys, ages 15 and 12, had been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and assault in connection with the stabbing.
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The 15-year-old boy is being charged as an adult, while the 12-year-old boy is being charged as a juvenile, police said. Both suspects are in custody in Maryland.
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“We’ve seen a lot of juveniles committing violent crimes. Seven juveniles have been arrested this year alone, including homicides,” Prince George’s Police Chief Malik Aziz said. “Committing violent crimes are serious crimes, and we intend to do our part to hold accountable anyone who breaks the law in this county, regardless of their age. We will continue to seek justice for victims of crime.”
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The suspects allegedly stabbed Akingbesot after robbing a petrol station.
The stabbing case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department at 301-516-2512.