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17-year-old charged in fatal Queens stabbing: police

Posted at 9:33 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 21:36:53-05

ROCKAWAY PARK, Queens — A 17-year-old male has been charged in the Wednesday stabbing death of a 19-year-old in Queens, police said.

The 19-year-old victim, stabbed in the torso near Beach 111th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, died at a local hospital, authorities said. A 24-year-old man was also rushed to the hospital in serious condition; he was stabbed in the left arm and shoulder.

The victim has since been identified as Carlos Roman, a Brooklyn man.

Police initially said two teens had been stabbed.

Officers took a 17-year-old male into NYPD custody. He has been identified as Benjamin Phillips, a Queens man. He was charged with murder Thursday.

PIX11 News' Aliza Chasan contributed to this story.