16-year-old charged in Syracuse party stabbing death
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A 16-year-old is charged with second degree murder in connection to the stabbing death of a Syracuse high school student at a party over the weekend.
According to Syracuse Police, Gilberto Rodriguez told them he attacked 17-year-old Charles Pitts Jr. because he was “staring at him” outside of a party at the Clinton Plaza Apartments.
Pitts was taken to the hospital after Rodriguez allegedly stabbed him.
He was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m.
Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler described the boy’s death as a tragedy.
They said Pitts was a Syracuse City School District student who was on track to graduate.
Rodriguez was arraigned on Monday morning.
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