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16-year-old arrested in Newark for stabbing one teen to death, and injuring 11-year-old: authorities

Added 12-12-19 09:25:02am EST - “A 16-year-old New Jersey teen was busted Wednesday for stabbing two other kids, killing one of them.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “16-year-old arrested in Newark for stabbing one teen to death, and injuring 11-year-old: authorities”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A 16-year-old New Jersey teen was busted Wednesday for stabbing an 11-year-old boy and killing the child’s older brother.

The teen, who has not been identified because of his age, broke into an apartment near Park Avenue and Lake Street in Newark Tuesday morning, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

He then stabbed 15-year-old Elijah Alvarez and his 11-year-old brother, who’s name has not been released, officials said.

Alvarez died from his injuries, authorities said. The younger brother was taken to the hospital, but his wounds were not considered life threatening,

“As a city, we mourn the loss of Elijah Alvarez, and we pray for the physical and emotional recovery of his 11-year-old brother,” said Mayor Rask Baraka in a statement.

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