Quick Arrest After Fatal Stabbing at Hotel Indigo Next to TD Garden Overnight

At about 11:26 PM on Saturday, February 20, 2021, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 280 Friend Street, Boston (Hotel Indigo). On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from an apparent stab wound. The victim was transported by Boston EMS to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Allegedly, a dispute between a couple and a family member turned violent inside of the Hotel Indego just feet away from newly constructed TD Garden plaza. The result was tragic. It is believed that when the argument escalated, the man stabbed his girlfriend’s brother to death in a violent fit of rage. Officers arrested Ren A. Rodgers, 23, of Hollis, NH and charged him with Murder. He is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).