Document: Arrest Made in Homicide on 2nd Street NE

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested 18 year-old Kurt Hewitt and 16 year-old Demonte Hewitt, charging them with the death of 16 year-old Tyshon Perry.

According to police, the suspects are cousins. Both have been charged with second-degree murder while armed. Both teens will be charged as adults.

Perry was allegedly stabbed in an after school fight on May 1 on the 1300 block of 2nd Street, NE, located near the NOMA-Gallaudet metro station. Apparently the fight was sparked from an earlier incident at KIPP DC College Preparatory, a charter high school in Northeast DC.

According to news reports, Perry attended KIPP, but his assailants did not. The fight occurred near the metro station, which was less than a mile from the school.

A video from the press conference can be seen, here.