SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse have made an arrest in the killing of a teenager stabbed in the chest as a party dispersed.
Local media report that 17-year-old Charles Pitts Jr. was stabbed early Sunday morning as people were leaving a party in the recreation room of an apartment building. The high school senior was pronounced dead at Upstate University Hospital.
Syracuse police say several fights broke out as people left the party.
Police say that 16-year-old Gilberto Rodriguez of Syracuse was arrested soon after the attack and was arraigned Monday on a second-degree murder charge.
Police say they don't know if he has a lawyer.