Suspect in Stabbing of Olijawon Griffin Faces Assault and Robbery Charges

The 17-year-old suspect in the fatal stabbing of Olijawon Griffin faces additional charges of aggravated assault and robbery in connection with the beating of a second victim, who was taken to a local hospital in stable condition after the brawl early Saturday morning inside the Woodley Park Metro station, according to MPD.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, has not yet been formally presented with these or the second-degree murder charges that he faces in connection with Griffin’s death. It’s unclear at this point whether the young man will be charged as a juvenile or an adult.

Eight other juvenile suspects have been charged with aggravated assault and robbery in connection with the incident, MPD said Sunday.

WJLA news identified the second victim as 18-year-old Isaac Chase, a friend of Griffin’s, who was with the teen when he was robbed of his jacket shortly before the stabbing, in the 1800 block of Columbia Road Northwest.

Chase, Griffin and a cousin then followed the group to the Metro station, where Griffin was stabbed and Chase was robbed and assaulted.

WJLA reports there will be a candlelight vigil for Griffin Monday evening.

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