The Suffolk County Grand Jury has returned indictments charging a 16-year-old boy with the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Deon Hopkins earlier this year.

Amari Pope of Dorchester was charged with second-degree murder and misleading a police investigator Wednesday.

Pope will be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court July 19.

Prosecutors said Hopkins suffered a fatal stab wound in February during an altercation with Pope on Columbia Road in Dorchester. Pope allegedly saw Hopkins approaching, retrieved a knife, and stabbed him.

After the stabbing, Pope allegedly destroyed the knife.

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