BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A man from Hyde Park is facing charges of assault with intent to murder a victim over the age of 60, in connection with a stabbing earlier this month.
Boston Police Department said 19-year-old Jeff Penn was arrested at around 5 p.m. Friday, after "an extensive investigation" into the attack, which happened a week prior.
According to BPD, at around 2 p.m on Friday, August 7, officers responded to a call about a victim believed to have been shot with a nail gun in the area of 9 Christy Lane in Hyde Park.
On arrival, officers found the 65-year-old male victim, who appeared to be bleeding from an apparent stab wound.
As WBZ-TV reported at the time, the victim said he was working outside in the afternoon when a man, later identified as Penn, "came out of the woods by his home and attacked him" with a projectile.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He was later determined to have been "stabbed with an apparent kitchen knife, which remained lodged in his back, taking on the appearance of a nail."
BPD said detectives were able to identify Penn as the suspect in the attack by "conduct[ing] surveillance of the vehicle the suspect was believed to have been operating at the time of the stabbing."
Penn is expected to be arraigned at a later date in West Roxbury District Court on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder Victim Over 60 and Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon to wit Knife.
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