New York teenager charged with subway murder of 14-year-old
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A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon Sunday morning after he allegedly stabbed a 14-year-old to death on a subway platform in Harlem over the weekend.
The 14-year-old victim was identified Sunday as Ethan Reyes, the NYPD said.
Police were initially called to 137 St/City College station on Saturday afternoon to an ongoing crime and found the 14-year-old on the platform with a stab wound to his abdomen. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The murder suspect, a 15-year-old whose identity has not been released because he is a minor, was bleeding from his back and abdomen when he was taken into custody later on Saturday.
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« We do not believe this to be a random act. It is believed that the individuals involved know each other and no other suspects are currently wanted, » NYPD Transit Chief Jason Wilcox said during a briefing. ‘a press conference.
A knife and a broomstick were recovered from the scene.
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The knife attack is the latest high-profile incident to take place on the New York City subway. Transit crime is up 52.5% so far this year compared to the same period in 2021, according to NYPD data.