Two Teens Arrested in Bladensburg Killing
54-year-old man beaten, chased and robbed by local teens, according to county police.
The Prince George's County Police Department has arrested two Hyattsville-area teenage boys in the killing of a 54-year-old man in Bladensburg over the weekend.
Police initially responded to the 5200 block of Newton Street in Bladensburg for reports of disorderly conduct among individuals who might have been drinking and chasing one another with a shovel. But when police arrived they found a man dead on the side of the road.
Police have identified the victim as nearby Newton Street resident David Krupski.
Krupski's body was found within a few hundred yards of his house, according to police. He had been robbed, and had suffered some form of trauma to his torso. His body has been taken to the Office of Chief Medical Examiners in Baltimore for an autopsy.
Homicide detectives quickly identified two teenage boys, one 16 and the other 17, as suspects in the killing. Police say the teens both gave statements admitting to robbing, chasing and beating Krupski to death.
Police are seeking to have the teens charged as adults.