TYNGSBORO (CBS) – A 19-year-old man wanted in connection with a home invasion and stabbing in Tyngsboro is in police custody.
Officers say Dequan Hagen turned himself in Friday night. Hagen allegedly went to the victim’s home on Frost Road to buy a pair of sneakers Thursday night.
“At some point, something went wrong, there was some kind of a dispute that we haven’t determined yet,” Police Chief Richard Howe said.
Police believe Hagen fought with a 17-year-old inside and tried to run without paying for the shoes. Hagen left the house to get in a car, then allegedly came back and stabbed the teen in the stomach.
The victim was taken to a Boston hospital where he is in stable condition.
Police say Hagen will be charged with armed robbery, home invasion, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, and malicious destruction of property.
Police said there is surveillance video that shows Hagen returned to the home with some sort of weapon.
“I want to reassure Tyngsboro residents that this was not a random crime,” Police Chief Richard Howe said in a statement. “We have no reason to believe that the public is in danger, and we are working aggressively with our law enforcement partners in the area to locate and arrest this suspect as soon as possible.”