Great Police Work: Officers Arrest Fleeing Felon Wanted in Connection to Late Night Downtown Stabbing
At about 1:47am, on Monday, February 18, 2013, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) were on patrol in the area of Beach Street & Surface Road when officers were approached by an individual suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound. Officers immediately called for an ambulance to respond to the scene. The victim, a male in his late twenties, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. The victim is expected to survive his injuries.
According to the victim, he was walking along Lincoln Street when a group of individuals approached, confronted and stabbed him. The victim states that he observed the suspects enter two separate motor vehicles that were seen fleeing the area.
Officers promptly broadcast a description of both vehicles over all channels of the police radio. A short while later, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) attentively observed a motor vehicle matching the description of one of the suspect’s vehicles. Upon seeing the car, officers activated their emergency equipment (blue lights & sirens) and stopped the car.
With the car stopped, officers observed four occupants inside the vehicle. While pat frisking the occupants of the vehicle for weapons, officers discovered that one of the occupants was in possession of a knife. A closer inspection of the knife showed what appeared to be a blood like substance on the blade.
Officers arrested Angel Ruiz, 24, of Boston and charged him with Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (knife).