Man charged following fatal stabbing in Silver Spring

Montgomery County police have charged a man with second degree murder after a deadly stabbing in Silver Spring.

Police say the stabbing took place at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 14100 block of Castle Boulevard in a parking lot nearby the Woodlake Apartments.

The victim, 18-year-old Derik Benson, died at the hospital.

A male suspect, 19-year-old Mitchell Zio, has been charged with second degree murder. According to charging documents, the suspect says he acted in self defense.

Police say the suspect and victim knew each other.
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