Gas Station Stabbing in Mattapan Leaves One Woman Hospitalized and Another Jailed

At approximately 01:45 hours Boston Police Officers from District B-3 along with Boston EMS responded to the Mobil Gas station across the street from the Police Station for reports of a Person Stabbed. On arrival, officers located an adult female victim suffering from injuries consistent with a knife attack and a push on EMS was requested.

Paramedics and EMTs soon arrived and took over care for the woman who was transported to a local area hospital where she is expected to survive. District B-3 Detectives could be seen processing the scene as well as talking to a female suspect who was handcuffed in the rear of a police cruiser on scene.

In a television interview, gas station clerk Ewart Smit said, “There (were) two ladies who came in, and they were fighting right there, and after a while, it went outside. Outside, I just heard talking out there.”

Boston Police report that the suspect, who has now been identified as Quasaia Smith, 22, of Dorchester, was found inside a car at the station. After refusing to comply and follow numerous commands, officers had to forcibly enter her vehicle due to her refusal to exit. A very young child was inside the car at the time, officials said.

The child was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital to be evaluated. A police officer was also taken to a hospital, treated and released. Smith was taken into custody and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The victim was not identified.