Naima Liggon, a 16 year old teenage girl was stabbed to death during a fight over sweet and sour sauce outside of a McDonalds in Washington D.C.
Naima Liggon, of Waldorf, Maryland, died in the violence early Sunday, Washington Metropolitan Police said in a news release.
Police said she was stabbed outside a McDonald’s in the 1900 block of 14th Street NW.
Liggon was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle, police said. Officers responded to the hospital just after 2 a.m. for a report of a teenage girl with stab wounds. Despite lifesaving efforts, she died.
What we know about McDonalds Washington D.C Incident
At a D.C. Superior Court hearing Monday, Detective Brendan Jasper testified that the fatal stabbing of Liggon originated from a dispute over “sweet-and-sour sauce” among three girls outside of the restaurant, per The Washington Post. Jasper added in his testimony that Liggon and another girl began assaulting the 16-year-old girl — who, based on surveillance footage, didn’t appear to fight back at first.
As Liggon and the other girl were about to get into a vehicle, Jasper claimed, the 16-year-old girl approached Liggon with a 7.5-inch pocketknife, stabbing her in the abdomen and chest, The Washington Post reported.
Prosecutors said that the 16-year-old suspect was located a block away, NBC Washington reported.
Per WTOP, as discussed at the court hearing, Liggon and the suspect were part of a group who drove to a party at 15th Street Northwest in D.C. from Oxon Hill, Maryland. Following the party, the teens went to the McDonald’s, according to authorities.
An attorney representing the suspect said that their client acted in self-defense, adding that the suspect had no prior criminal history, per WTOP’s report.
Joy Liggon, the mother of Naima Liggon, called the incident “senseless,” telling WTOP: “I can’t understand how any type of a fight, whether it’s over sweet-and-sour sauce or any other topic, could result in a murder.”
She added: “Naima was beautiful, smart … she was funny, unique. She loves life.”