Boston PD Make Arrest in Fatal Stabbing in Roxbury

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An aggressive man attacks with a knife. Stabbing attack. Hand with a knife. Murder with a knife.

ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS – At about 8:10PM on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person stabbed in the area of 5 Rockville Park, Roxbury. On arrival, officers located two male victims, in the street, suffering from stab wounds. Both victims were transported by Boston EMS, and one adult male victim was pronounced at Boston Medical Center.

The second victim’s injuries are considered non-life threatening. Further investigation into this incident led police to the area of Humboldt Ave. where Officers located a Raymond Joel Castro, 42, of Dorchester. Later, Castro was arrested and charged with Murder, Assault to Murder, and a warrant for Violation of Probation. Castro will be arraigned in the Roxbury District Court later today.

The Boston Police Department continues to review 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.

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