Ogdensburg man charged with murdering teen, video shows aftermath
OGDENSBURG, New York (WWNY) - A 44-year-old Ogdensburg man is accused of stabbing a teenager to death on a city street early Thursday morning.
Police allege Kenneth Durham of 316 Devillier Street stabbed a 19-year-old male, whose name was withheld, during an argument after midnight in the 400 block of Paterson Street. (The story continues below Durham’s mug shot.)
Durham is charged with second-degree murder and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. As of late Thursday afternoon, he was awaiting arraignment on the charges.
Police also charged him in connection with several domestic disputes. The counts include second-degree unlawful imprisonment, criminal obstruction of breathing, 2 counts of second-degree harassment, second-degree aggravated harassment, and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
7 News has obtained home security video showing the aftermath of the murder on Paterson Street. Please be aware the video may be disturbing.
The video, submitted to Send It To 7 by a viewer, shows a person on the ground and an unidentified man shouting, “Call 911.”
You can also hear him tell the person on the ground to “take a breath” and “stay with us.”
The security video shows police arriving on the scene and the unidentified man telling them, “I think he’s dead.”
Police say the injuries were caused by a knife.
Bystander Andrew Wells got to the scene as soon as he could.
“When I showed up on scene, he was D.O.A. when I arrived here. There was a state trooper trying to bring him back, but it was too late,” said Wells.
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary Pasqua said the victim was taken to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center and was pronounced dead.
The incident was called into 911 almost immediately, Pasqua said. He also declined to comment on a motive for the killing.
He said he will release the name of the victim on Friday morning.
We’ll update this story as we get more information.
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