Prince George's County Police have charged two Northwestern High School students in a violent attack earlier this week that left another Northwestern student suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Police arrested William Josue Beza-Martinez, of the 3200 block of Chillum Road in Mount Rainier, and Johnny Martinez-Barillas, of the 7300 block of 24th Avenue in the Lewisdale neighborhood of Chillum. Both suspects are 17-years-old, but police charged them as adults.
At about 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 5, police responded to an apartment complex outside of Hyattsville near the 5700 block of Belcrest Road for a report of a cutting. Upon arrival, police found a 15-year-old boy suffering from several stab wounds delivered by an ice pick.
The victim was treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Police said that the victim was approached by the suspects and an argument ensued. The argument, sparked by a fight a day earlier involving the victim's cousin, turned violent.
Northwestern High School, near the site of the altercation, was put on lockdown as police conducted their investigation.
Martinez-Barillas and Beza-Martinez stand charged with a host of crimes, including attempted first degree murder and first degree assault.