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Teen girl fatally stabbed in DC after argument over McDonald's sauces
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Teen girl fatally stabbed in DC after argument over McDonald's sauces

A teenage girl was fatally stabbed by another teen girl outside a McDonald's restaurant Sunday morning in northwest Washington, D.C. The dispute was apparently over McDonald's sauces.

Police were called to the hospital after a 16-year-old girl arrived with stab wounds. After investigating the incident, the authorities report that the girl was stabbed during a dispute with another teen girl in a car outside a McDonald's restaurant, per WUSA-TV.

The teen, Naima Liggon, passed away in the hospital. She was from Waldorf, Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police released a statement saying a teenage suspect was charged with second-degree murder while armed. When the suspect was arrested, she was in possession of knife.

A detective testified in court that the girls were apparently at the McDonald's together, ordered food, and then got into a car together. At some point, the girls argued over the sauces they received, and that is when the stabbing occurred.

Liggon went to Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf.

Principal Shanif Pearl sent a message to parents, staff, and students about the incident: "This is a heartbreaking and tragic time for our school community. This is not the news a principal ever wants to share, let alone the day before we start a new school year."

The teen suspect said in court on Monday that she stabbed Liggon in self-defense. She claimed she was knocked to the ground by Liggon and another person during the dispute. A judge ordered that she remain in juvenile detention until the trial.

Liggon's family released the following statement on Monday:

Naima was a beautiful, smart, funny, and unique young lady who loved life. She was loved and admired by so many people. Naima loved music and the arts, basketball, and she was shaping up to be a master barber. She had just been hired to work at Krispy Kreme as a doughnut specialist and was preparing to get her drivers license.

The impact of this senseless loss has affected our family, our friends, and our community. Naima will never see her prom or her graduation. We will not get to see her graduate from college or get married or have kids.

If I had one message for parents it’s: love on your kids. Make sure they know they are loved when they walk out your door Because you never know if that may be the last time you see them. We love Naima and will miss her incredibly and She left a lasting imprint on our hearts. I pray for our family and her friends and also for the family of the young lady who took her life.

D.C. Police crime stats indicate a dramatic increase in the District's homicide rate, which is up by 26% from this time last year. A total of 172 people have killed in D.C. so far in 2023. And violent crime, in general, has increased by 38% this year.

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