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UNM Student & Pike Fraternity Brother Stabbed & Killed By Younger Brother



Albuquerque Police are investigating the stabbing death of 20-year-old Dezmond Ravenel. Ravenel, a student at the University of New Mexico and a brother in the Pike Fraterntiy, was stabbed and killed at an apartment complex near San Pedro and Gibson in Albuquerque.

Police were called out to the Pearl at Spring Creek Apartments around 6 PM local time on Monday, November 27. Once officers arrived they say they found a man, Dezmond, who had been stabbed in the chest. The man was taken to UNM Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police say that the suspect in the murder is the victim’s younger brother, 20-year-old D’Andre Ravenel.

Ravenel is now in custody and currently booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center. He was charged with an open count of murder.

via KRQE:

A fight between two brothers left one dead Monday night when police were dispatched to a southeast Albuquerque apartment complex. When officers arrived they said D’Andre Ravenel was still at the scene and admitted to stabbing his older brother Dezmond, 22 in the chest, twice.

The 20-year-old told police his brother Dezmond “came after” him and punched him several times in the face. In the police report, detectives said D’Andre’s story was inconsistent, as he didn’t appear to have any injuries to his head or face.

On Wednesday, friends and classmates of Desmond said they were shocked and saddened to find out their friend didn’t survive.

The 22-year-old Dezmond was also a Pike Fraternity brother at the University of New Mexico. The fraternity is planning a candlelight vigil, but a date has yet to be set.

A GoFundMe has been set up by Dezmond’s family.

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