Juveniles sought after man dies in transit station incident

Story highlights

  • Juveniles push a 19-year-old into the side of a train at a transit station, police say
  • Octavius Lanier is fatally injured when he is dragged by the train as it pulls away
  • Two juveniles are in custody and two others are sought, police say
Dallas Police have arrested two juveniles and are looking for two others in connection with the death of a 19-year-old man at a rapid transit station.
A group of boys ages of 12 to 14 attacked 19-year-old Octavius Lanier as he walked off a train Tuesday evening, and knocked him into the side of the train as it left the station, said Dallas Police spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey.
Lanier became pinned between the train and the platform and was dragged for several yards as the train sped away, she said.
Homicide detectives have interviewed witnesses and are reviewing video of the incident captured by a surveillance camera on the train platform, Jeffrey said. She would not disclose if detectives had established a motive behind the attack.
Witnesses said the boys had been harassing Lanier on the train, she said.