Authorities charged 17-year-old Draeton Hawkins as an adult on first and second degree murder charges in the killing of Keith Anthony Williams. (Prince George’s County Police Department)
According to Washington Post, Police have charged a Fort Washington teenager with fatally stabbing a 44-year-old family friend after an argument escalated into an attack Sunday night, Prince George’s County police said.
Authorities charged 17-year-old Draeton Hawkins of the 2900 block of Tucker Road as an adult on first and second degree murder charges in the killing of Keith Anthony Williams.
Police found Williams, who lived on Newmont Street in Fort Washington, dead inside his car after police were called to the 2900 block of Tucker Road for a single car crash about 9:45 p.m. Officials said that Hawkins and Williams got into an argument that escalated into the stabbing. Williams then got into his car to flee, but crashed a short distance away.
Hawkins is being held on a no-bond status. Police did not reveal the nature of their argument.
Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.