The teen faces charges of second-degree murder, robbery and a weapons-related charge, the officials said. His specific role in the death was not immediately clear.
The juvenile was apprehended at about 11 p. Thursday, and as of Friday was not being charged as an adult.
Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politics Investigators are seeking two other people whom they believe had a role in the attack. Majors, 18, was stabbed repeatedly in Morningside Park, not far from Barnard's campus, before 7 p.
Wednesday, according to the New York Police Department. Suspect in custody for brutal murder of New York City college student Dec. One of the security guards saw her and called We are thankful for the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from across the country," Majors' family said in a statement released Friday.
Please know that we are all grieving together and I am thinking of you as we sweking this awful news as a community," Beilock said. We mourn this devastating murder of an extraordinary young woman and member of our community.
Beilock said in a later statement that additional public safety officers would be on campus through the weekend, and additional police officers would be patrolling the neighborhood. A gathering would be held on Barnard's campus Thursday night for staff seeling students to mourn. Columbia University President Lee C.
Bollinger said additional counseling services would also be made available on that campus. Columbia stands in sympathy with Barnard," Bollinger said.
Majors played in a band and had recently played her first gig in New York City, according to her Instagram. She graduated from St. Majors' father, an author and a professor at James Madison University, often posted on Facebook about her accomplishments in music and her young career.