Prince George’s County Police Charge 17-Year-Old With Murder Of Bladensburg Man

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say they have charged a 17-year-old with murder in connection with a fatal stabbing at a Hyattsville shopping center last month.

Prince George’s County police said Wednesday that they have charged Derrell Mason of northwest Washington in the killing of Leonard Smith-Matthews, 21, on June 30. Police say the two were involved in a large fight at the University Town Center on America Boulevard.

Authorities say Smith-Matthews of Bladensburg was stabbed in the fight. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say four other males were injured in the fight. They were treated at a hospital and released.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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