At about 19:40 hours, on Sunday, January 15, 2023, officers assigned to District A-1 and Boston EMS, responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 141 Tremont Street in Boston at the bus stop. The 911 caller, who was the victim himself, reported that he had been stabbed in the back, that he was 15 years old, and that the suspect was wearing a distinctively noticeable reflective silver jacket.
Upon arrival, officers located the 15-year-old male victim in front of the Bank of America and confirmed that he had been stabbed in the back. The victim was able to tell officers that the suspects had fled on foot toward Temple Place. The victim went on to tell Officers that at least one of the suspects was wearing a ski mask and were the same age as the victim. Boston EMS quickly responded to the scene and treated and transported the victim to Mass General Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
While still on scene, officers received information from Boston Police 911 dispatchers, that they had received a call for a person with a knife in the area of 10 Temple Place. Another reporting party said a group of teenagers was seen running from the scene and one of them was in possession of a knife. Again the reporting party also described the uniquely colored silver jacket.
Officers arrived in the area of Downtown Crossing and were simultaneously directed to MBTA Bus 1286 after Transit Police received a text to 911 tip that there 2 males on the bus possibly hiding a firearm. Officers quickly located the bus and located two teens who fit the description of the stabbing suspects. Officers on board were able to successfully detain the two juvenile males who had just boarded an MBTA bus which was now stopped in the area of Tremont Street and Avery Street.
After a short delay, members of the BRIC were able to review surveillance footage from cameras in the area and eventually were make a positive identification of the suspects. Additionally, officers located blood on the suspects as well as a bloody knife in the area where the teens were located on the bus. Boston Police proceeded to then arrest a 17-year-old male and a 13-year-old male, both of Boston, who were both located on the MBTA bus.
Both juveniles will be charged with Delinquent to Wit; Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon and Delinquent to Wit; Joint Venture. They are expected to be arraigned today in Boston Juvenile Court.