BREAKING: Berlin 16-Year-Old Charged with Murder

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16-Year-Old Vershawn Hudson-Crawford

The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is investigating after a 17-year-old from Berlin was murdered on Wednesday evening.

Troopers say 16-year-old Vershawn Hudson-Crawford of Berlin is accused of murdering 17-year-old Dehaven Nichols in the midst of a fight taking place behind an apartment complex off U.S. Route 113. Around 6:15 p.m., Hudson-Crawford, his mother and grandmother went to the Berlin Police Department to inform them he had been involved in a fight. Police were dispatched to the area and located Nichols unresponsive.

Hudson-Crawford has been charged as an adult with first and second degree murder, and related charges. The Maryland State Police Homicide Unit is taking the lead on the investigation, with assistance from the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation, Berlin Police Department and other agencies.