A juvenile girl died after being stabbed outside a McDonald’s in Northwest, D.C., early Sunday morning, and another adolescent girl has been arrested and accused of her murder.
Around 2:10 a.m., D.C. Police were summoned to a hospital when a 16-year-old girl arrived with stab wounds. After an investigation, authorities determined that the youngster was stabbed during an altercation with another juvenile female in a vehicle outside the McDonald’s at U and 14th streets N.W.
“The adolescent died in the hospital as a result of her injuries. Police subsequently identified her as Naima Liggon of Waldorf, Maryland.”
In court, a detective stated that the females went to McDonald’s together, ordered dinner, and then got into a vehicle together. At that moment, the investigator said that the females fought about the sauces they purchased. That is when the stabbing occurred.
Legion went to Waldorf’s Thomas Stone High School.
“Our school community is going through a heartbreaking and tragic time right now.” “This is not news that any principal wants to share, let alone on the first day of a new school year,” principal Shanif Pearl wrote in a statement to parents, staff, and students on Sunday.
According to the school, students will have access to more counselors and staff on Monday.
Sunday afternoon, a 16-year-old Waldorf girl who was not identified was taken into custody and accused of second-degree murder while carrying a weapon. Police said that when she was taken into custody, she had a knife on her person.
In court on Monday, the youngster detained claimed the stabbing was done in self-defense and that she was knocked to the ground during the struggle by Liggon and another person. The court imposed her juvenile incarceration until her trial.
Liggon’s bereaved family refused to speak publicly, although her mother did give images of the little child.
On Monday, the family issued the following statement:
Naima was a lovely, intelligent, humorous, and one-of-a-kind young girl who loved life. She was adored and appreciated by a large number of individuals. Naima enjoyed music and the arts, basketball, and was on her way to becoming a master barber.
She had just been employed as a doughnut expert at Krispy Kreme and was ready to earn her driver’s license.
This tragic death has affected our family, friends, and community. Naima will never attend her prom or graduate. We will not see her graduate from college, marry, or have children.
If I had one message for parents, it would be to love their children. When they walk out your door, make sure they know they are appreciated. Because you never know when you may see them again.
We adored Naima and shall miss her much; she left an indelible mark on our hearts. I pray for our family, her friends, and the family of the young girl who killed her.
Family members claim to know nearly little about what occurred. Only that Liggon was in D.C. for a night out with pals.
According to D.C. Police crime statistics as of Friday, the District’s murder rate is up 26% over last year; 172 individuals have been slain in D.C. this year. Overall, violent crime is rising, with a 38% increase this year.