Authorities in Prince George’s County, Maryland are investigating after two juveniles stabbed a gas station employee multiple times, killing him.
37-year-old Israel Akingbesote was fatally stabbed at around 4:40 a.m. Thursday when two boys, aged 12 and 15, tried to carry out a robbery.
The boys were arrested the following day and charged with first-degree murder and assault. The older suspect is expected to be charged as an adult.
“This is a tragic situation,” Prince George’s Chief of Police Malik Aziz said. “Two juveniles are now in custody for killing Mr. Akingbesote while he was at work.”
“We have seen far too many juveniles committing violent crimes. Seven juveniles have been arrested this year alone involving homicides.”
“Committing violent crimes are serious offenses and we intend to do our part in holding accountable anyone, no matter their age, who breaks the law in this county. We will continue to seek justice for the victims of crime.”