A brawl over sweet and sour sauce outside a McDonald’s in Washington, DC, resulted in the fatal stabbing of a teenage girl.
Following the stabbing in the early hours of Sunday morning at the fast food outlet, Naima Liggon, 16, was brought to a nearby hospital.
Detective Brendan Jasper testified in court on Monday that Liggon’s stabbing was the result of a dispute about the sauce.
The investigator said that Liggon, a 16-year-old from Baltimore’s Waldorf neighborhood, and another girl started assaulting the teenager before the latter lunged at Liggon and her companion as they attempted to get into a car.
According to reports, Liggon was stabbed in the chest and abdomen with a seven and a half inch pocket knife.
The anonymous 16-year-old Waldorf resident testified at the court that Liggon and another person knocked her to the ground during the altercation and that she stabbed herself out of self-defense.
Teenager Killed in DC: Suspect Claims Self-Defense
On Sunday afternoon, the girl was first detained and accused of committing second-degree murder while armed.
According to the Metropolitan Police, the unidentified suspect had a knife on her when officers approached her to make the arrest.
When the two got in a car together after ordering dinner at McDonald’s, they got into a fight that resulted in the stabbing, according to what police told Wusa9.
The principal of Liggon’s former school, Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, Baltimore, Shanif Pearl, sent out a statement on Sunday.
In some areas of DC, authorities have established a curfew for youth who are 16 years old or younger.
According to the Post, Liggon was the 13th young person under the age of 18 to die in Washington this year, frequently at the hands of other minors.
Source: Daily Mail