MALDEN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A man arrested in a homicide-turned-murder investigation in Malden is due to be arraigned in court.
Police arrested Joshua Roush, 43 of Malden, early Monday morning after he allegedly got into an argument with another man and killed him. This is according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Police Chief Kevin Molis.
Police in tactical gear reportedly surrounded the home on Presley Street after receiving a call late Sunday night for a report of an injured person.
They found a male victim on the sidewalk in front of the residence suffering from sharp force injuries to the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A standoff soon began with one person barricading themselves inside. That person, later identified as Roush, was arrested by detectives after being located in the home.
State police later began mapping out the scene inside the home. They believed this situation was not random and that Roush and the victim knew each other.
Roush is expected to face a judge later today.
The incident is currently under investigation by the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, Malden police, and State Police.