A 15-year-old boy, who was stabbed to death on Friday on a Washington Metro train, has expired and a 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder, D.C. police announced on Saturday.
Jaquar McNair succumbed to his injuries Saturday morning. Police discovered him bleeding and motionless at the Capitol South Metro station at around 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Police told the attack stemmed from a fight among a group of teenagers riding a Metro Orange Line train, but did not reveal a particular motive. They told McNair was brought the hospital and experienced surgery.
The teenage defendant was hunted down several blocks from the station and was detained on an initial charge of assault with the purpose to kill.
The stabbing took place at around the same time police declared an initiative to combat a surge in crime and homicides in the nation’s capital. Police have reviewed at least five homicides this week, involving the lethal shooting of a man Friday afternoon.
Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham announced on Friday, “I think we all need to pay close attention to the violence going on in this city. The Metropolitan Police Department is going to do everything we possibly can to stop this violence.”