BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Two teenagers have been taken into custody Tuesday afternoon for the brutal murder of 16-year-old Darren Brown.
Buffalo Police Commissioner Dan Derenda and Mayor Byron Brown announced that 17-year-old Demetrius Huff and 16-year-old Ezeiekile Nafi have been charged with second-degree murder in connection to Brown's death. They are expected to be arraigned in court Wednesday.
The teen's body was found in a vacant lot along abandoned railroad tracks at Colvin Avenue and Taunton Place Friday afternoon. He had been stabbed multiple times and his body was set on fire.
Derenda said, "It was not a random act. It was not an act of retaliation. This victim was acquainted with the suspects."
Police believe the murder could be drug related.
Mayor Brown said, "Any one homicide is one too many. We are concerned with victims of every homicide that takes place. That's why our investigators work so hard on solving them to send a clear message that you can't get away with this kind of crime."
Buffalo Police say they could release more details about the murder, as the week progresses.
Police say more arrests could be made. Police say they have a motive, but do not want to release it until all arrests have been made.
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