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16 Year-Old Facing Murder Charges in Stabbing Death of Fellow Fort Hill Student

October 29th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland City Police Chuck Ternent has confirmed to WCBC News that  a 16-year-old Fort Hill High School student has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the after-school stabbing Thursday of fellow student Saiquan Jenkins. Jenkins died of his injuries after being taken to UPMC Western Maryland by a Cumberland Fire Department ambulance. The 16-year-old youth, who was not identified by police, was detained a short time after the incident after he was identified in witness interviews and upon being located on Maryland Avenue by Cumberland Police officers and Allegany County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Police said the juvenile suspect was formally charged overnight with murder and related charges through the investigation that is being continued by Cumberland Police and the C3I Unit. Police said the stabbing likely stemmed from an “ongoing personal dispute” between Jenkins and the accused teen. Investigators are continuing efforts to determine a motive in the incident.