Updated: Woman Charged in Bowie State University Stabbing
A District Heights woman was charged with murder in the stabbing of her roommate in a campus dormitory.
A Bowie State University student was fatally stabbed by her roommate in a campus residence hall Thursday night.
Dominique T. Frazier, 18, of Washington, DC, died after she was allegedly stabbed by her roommate, Alexis D. Simpson, 19, of District Heights, who is also a student at the university, according to Maryland State Police.
Simpson turned herself in to police custody around midnight. She is charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and first-degree assault. She is being held in the Prince George's County Detention Center without bond.
The two women apparently had an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation in their dorm room suite, according to police.
“Bowie State University is saddened by the tragic death of a student who was fatally stabbed in an altercation with another student in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community (CMRC) at about 8 p.m. Thursday evening,” a statement from the university said.
Just after 8 p.m. Thursday, Prince George’s County Police responded to the report of a cutting in the Christa McAuliffe Residential Community building on the campus in the 14000 block of Jericho Park Road. University police officers were also notified and arrived first on the scene.
Officers found Frazier in the hallway of the building, bleeding and unconscious, according to police. Frazier was taken to Prince George’s Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead around 8:44 p.m.
Officers from Maryland State Police and Bowie State University Police Department are continuing to investigate the incident and remain on the scene in the second floor of the residence hall, where they will be processing evidence and interviewing witnesses today, according to police.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version to include the name and charges against the suspect.