A 14-year-old boy was fatally stabbed Monday in Prince George’s County, and his mother’s live-in boyfriend was arrested in the killing, police said.
Keyshaun Mason, a high school freshman, died after an apparent argument erupted in the apartment where he lived in the 600 block of Audrey Lane in the Oxon Hill area, police said. A second teenager, Keyshaun’s 18-year-old brother, was stabbed and wounded in the incident.
Police said they arrested Sean Crawford, 48, the man who they said was the mother’s live-in boyfriend. He faces a charge of first-degree murder in Keyshaun’s death, along with attempted first- and second- degree murder in connection with the wounding of Keyshaun’s brother, police said.
Police arrived at Audrey Lane about 7:25 a.m. after a domestic stabbing was reported. They said that when they got there, they found Mason and another teen wounded.
Both teens were taken to a hospital, where Mason was pronounced dead. His brother, who was not named, was treated and released.
A third teen also was in the apartment at the time of the incident, according to Prince George’s fire department spokesman Mark Brady, but she was not taken to a hospital.
Mason was a student at Potomac High School, according to officials with Prince George’s County Public Schools. Principal Robynne Prince sent a letter to parents informing them that counseling would be available for students “as long as necessary.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends,” Prince wrote in the letter.
On Monday morning, yellow tape blocked off the apartment area as police technicians searched for evidence.
A neighbor in the complex — Dante Anderson, 28 — said he heard someone screaming “Get off of me!” Monday morning outside his apartment building.
“There was a lot of yelling,” Anderson said. “Whatever it was, it was something serious.”
Another neighbor, Frederick Rainey, 37, said he was jogging Monday morning when he ran past a girl covered in blood and saw a teen on a stretcher being taken for medical attention.