DC boy, 14, charged in stabbing death of Southeast man

A 14-year-old boy was arrested Thursday and charged with murdering a man in Southeast D.C.

The boy, who was not identified by D.C. police, was charged with second-degree murder while armed.

Police said the incident took place around 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 2 in the 2200 block of Minnesota Avenue near Lawrence E. Boone Elementary School.

After receiving a report about a stabbing, police officers arrived to find Louis Cheeves, 46, of Southeast, with multiple stab wounds.

Cheeves was transported to a hospital by members of D.C. Fire and EMS, where he died.

Below is a map of where the incident took place:

José Umaña

José Umaña is a digital editor for WTOP. He’s been working as a journalist for almost a decade, covering local news, education and sports. His work has appeared in The Prince George’s Sentinel, The Montgomery Sentinel, Orlando Sentinel, PressBox and The Diamondback.

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