Boston, MA – Boston Police have confirmed via press release that overnight, one woman was killed and another injured after being stabbed by a juvenile female. At approximately 17:00 hours on February 11, 2023, Boston Police officers assigned to District E-13 received a 911 call for a person stabbed at 5 Woodside Ave.
As officers were responding to the scene, two stabbing victims ran into the District E-13 police station located at 3347 Washington Street suffering from wounds before officers arrived on the scene. The first victim, a 21-year-old female, was stabbed multiple times to the chest and neck, and was subsequently pronounced dead at the hospital. The second victim, a 17-year-old, was also stabbed multiple times but is expected to survive.
In response to the incident, Officers from E-13 were able to obtain a suspect description and apprehended a 16-year-old female, in the area of Glen Road after a brief foot chase. The juvenile suspect was also transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was later placed under arrest and charged with murder. She is expected to be arraigned in an open session tomorrow in West Roxbury District Court, as cases for murder are not heard in juvenile court under MGL C. 119, § 74.
Due to the serious nature of the victims’ injuries, full notifications were made with investigators from the Homicide Unit, Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff, and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office all responding to the scene. Numerous scenes, including the police station, were cordoned off with crime scene tape by officers as they waited for investigators to arrive.
While officers were canvasing the area, they also located numerous pieces of evidence including pools of blood. Crime scene investigators could be seen processing the multiple locations, placing evidence markers and cones in the street. At this time it is unclear what prompted the incident or what the violence stemmed from.
For now, police are continuing to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and ask anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist in 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). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist in this investigation in an anonymous manner.
The Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) also stands ready to provide free, private emotional support 24/7 to anyone in need. They can be reached at (617) 431-0125. The LB617 team will continue to monitor this developing story and provide updates as they become available.