A fatal incident unfolded in Washington, D.C., where a teenage girl lost her life as a result of a dispute over McDonald’s sauces.
Howard University Hospital alerted the D.C. Police when a 16-year-old girl arrived with stab wounds. Tragically, the young victim succumbed to her injuries only a few days after her first day of school.
The authorities identified the victim as 16-year-old Naima Liggon from Waldorf, Maryland. She had sought medical attention after being stabbed by another teenage girl at a nearby McDonald’s.
The two girls had visited the McDonald’s together en route to a party. However, an argument erupted between them after they had placed their food orders, leading to a tragic outcome.
According to a report by Fox 5, after returning to their car, the two teenagers allegedly began arguing over the sauces they received. Surveillance footage apparently captured the suspect lunging at the victim, resulting in stab wounds to her abdomen and torso.
Joy Liggon, the victim’s mother, shared her grief, saying, “Naima was a beautiful, smart, funny, and unique young lady who loved life. She was loved and admired by so many people.”
She continued, “The impact of this senseless loss has affected our family, our friends, and our community. Naima will never see her prom or her graduation. We will not get to see her graduate from college or get married or have kids.”
After a deliberation lasting two-and-a-half hours, the D.C. Superior Court charged the unnamed suspect with second-degree murder as a juvenile, among other charges. The suspect was armed with a knife at the time of her arrest.
Initially, the suspect’s attorney claimed self-defense, but the judge subsequently announced the second-degree murder charge.
In response to this tragic event, D.C. Police are set to initiate curfew enforcement in various locations, starting from September 1. The U Street Corridor, where the incident occurred, is among the areas included in this enforcement.