17-year-old arrested in fatal stabbing of Rosedale teen

By Joe Anuta

JAMAICA — A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with the stabbing death of a teen Saturday night, the NYPD said.

Andrew Benitez, 17, of Remington Street in South Jamaica, was charged with murder after police alleged he killed 18-year-old Aaron Jefferson of Rosedale, according to the authorities.

At about 11:20 p.m., police responded to the corner of 89th Avenue and 150th Street, where they found Jefferson with a stab wound to the back, police said. Jefferson was taken to Jamaica Hospital and was pronounced dead, according to the NYPD.

In addition to murder, Benitez was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, police said.