Suspect Arrested In Brookline Fatal Stabbing

Brookline Assault Police SUV

A police cruiser at Amory Park Tuesday morning. (Jim MacKay/WBZ NewsRadio)

BROOKLINE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A suspect has been arrested in the first murder in Brookline since 2006.

Singha Oeun, 21, was arrested at a residence in Wallace Circle in Malden Wednesday. He's accused in the stabbing attack on Nicholas "Cole" Kearn of Brookline early Tuesday morning at Amory Park. Kearn later died at the hospital.

"Through good police work and the part of the State Police and the Brookline Police Department ... they were able to track down his whereabouts," Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said at a press conference.

Police Chief Andrew Lipson said the murder was an isolated incident, and there was no reason for residents to worry about the safety of the Amory Park area.

"Without delving too deep into the facts of the case, I would like to let the community know that there's evidence that these parties were known to each other," Lipson said. "There's no ongoing danger to the community."

Oeun is due in Brookline District Court Thursday to face a charge of murder.

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