Detectives from the Homicide Squad yesterday arrested a seventh teen following the death of a 16-year-old boy in Reservoir last month.
A 17-year-old Werribee boy has been charged with murder.
He will face Melbourne Children’s Court today.
His arrest follows an incident on Sunday, 13 March in Reservoir where 16-year-old Declan Cutler was fatally assaulted and stabbed.
Emergency services were called to Elizabeth Street just before 2.30am after reports someone had been assaulted.
Declan was treated by paramedics and police, however he died at the scene.
Six teens, a 17-year-old Taylors Hill boy, 17-year-old Tarneit boy, 15-year-old Hoppers Crossing boy, 16-year-old Yarraville boy, 14-year-old Meadow Heights boy and a 13-year-old Meadow Heights boy, were all charged with murder last month.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has other information and is yet to speak to police to come forward.
Quotes attributable to Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill, Crime Command:
“Victoria Police has committed significant resources in our investigative effort to identify, arrest and ultimately hold those responsible to account for their actions in Declan’s senseless death, and we will continue to do so.
“Declan’s heartbroken family deserves justice, and this is a strong and demonstrable statement that for those choosing to engage in this type of violent and senseless crime, we will be relentless in our pursuit of you.
“The investigation into this matter will continue until police are satisfied that all those involved are held to account for their actions.”