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Suspect charged with boro teen’s death: Cops

Police investigate Patrick Dixon's murder in South Jamaica. Photo by Christina Santucci
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SOUTH JAMAICA — Police announced last week that they had arrested and charged a suspect in the murder of Patrick Dixon, the teenager from South Jamaica who was killed Oct. 28 when several young men attempted to steal his iPhone.

Stephon Huffman, 17, of 150-43 116th Ave., was arrested and charged with murder, two counts of robbery, tampering with evidence and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

Dixon, 17, had just stepped off a bus on 142nd Street near Foch Boulevard around 11 a.m. when a group of black males stabbed him in the neck as they attempted to rob him, police said.

Police and EMS responded to the scene soon after — the attackers had fled, leaving behind the iPhone — and Dixon, a Thomas Edison High School student, was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to authorities.

The young man’s school declined to comment on his murder.

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