Friday, June 10, 2005

Condolences To My Good Friend Little V. On The Loss Of Her Brother

A St. Paul high school student has died after being punched at a party, police said.
Derrick Scott New
17-year-old Derrick S. New was pronounced dead at Regions Hospital in St. Paul early Friday morning. Police said New was attending a party in Como Park, near Horton and Hamline Avenues Thursday night with as many as 100 other high school aged people. Around 11:30 p.m., police said New got involved in a fight with another 17-year-old male about a piece of property. Witnesses told police New was punched in the face by the other male and became unresponsive. New was transported to the hospital, where he died. The Ramsey County Medical Examiners Office will perform an autopsy on him. The 17-year-old suspect was arrested and is being held at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center.

Derrick New was prounounced dead around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning