Montreal police make arrest in fatal stabbing of 16-year-old outside school

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Montreal police say they've made an arrest in the fatal stabbing of teenager outside a high school this week.

Police say a minor was arrested today and faces charges of second-degree murder and conspiracy.

The victim, 16-year-old Jannai Dopwell-Bailey, was stabbed in the upper body outside the Programme Mile End alternative high school in Cote-des-Neiges, in the city's west end, on Monday afternoon.

The boy died later in hospital, and police said they were looking for as many as three people in connection with the attack.

The victim's friends and family were taunted on social media in the aftermath of the slaying, the 25th homicide on the island of Montreal this year.

A candlelight vigil for Dopwell-Bailey is taking place outside the school later this evening.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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