WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - An 18-year-old girl has been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of a 17-year-old girl outside of a Metrobus stop in the District, police said in a news conference on Tuesday.
Friends of Kelia Minor tell me they heard the suspect turned herself in.— Pete Muntean (@petemuntean) October 18, 2016
Police have charged Kyla Jones of Northwest with murder two while armed in the stabbing of Kaelia Minor. She turned herself in to homicide detectives Tuesday afternoon.
"Now she’s gone and her future is over too. She’s somebody else’s child too," said Docia Proctor, Minor's mother.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. in the 600 block of Emerson Street in Northwest, where two women began fighting on the 62 bus.
The fight spilled out into the street and one woman allegedly attacked the other with what police believe was a large kitchen knife. The victim, who was stabbed in the chest was rushed away in an ambulance but died a short time later.
Minor was a senior at Coolidge High School where she was the captain of her dance team. She was about to take the SAT's in preparation for college in Atlanta.
"Somebody took her away from me for no reason," said Proctor.
Police say the two teenagers know each other, but specific details could be available after a court hearing on Wednesday.
“I don’t know the motives behind this but whatever it was it’s not enough for a 17-year-old to be dead and an 18-year-old to sign her life away," said D.C. Mayor Murial Bowser.