BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A teenager is facing multiple charges, including attempted armed robbery, after he allegedly stabbed a person who refused to give him $20.
Police officers responded to a report of a stabbing early Friday at a grocery store on Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan, across the street from a police station.
When they arrived, officers found a victim suffering an apparent stab wound. BPD said the victim was treated at a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to a man who witnessed the incident, the male suspect had entered the store shortly before 3 a.m. and demanded $20 from him. The witness said he would not give the suspect any money, so the suspect asked the victim for the $20. When the victim also refused, the suspect allegedly took out a box cutter, reached over the counter, stabbed the victim and then fled the scene.
BPD Operations broadcasted a detailed description of the suspect. At about 4:45 PM, a BPD Sergeant saw a male standing a few blocks away from the grocery store who matched the description of the suspect.
BPD said when the Sergeant exited his cruiser, the suspect began walking away, ignoring the Sergeant's request to speak with him. Additional detectives arrived on scene, and after a brief struggle, the suspect was placed under arrest.
The suspect, 18 year-old Davon Hussey of Mattapan, was arrested and charged with Attempt to Commit Crime: Armed Robbery, Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Knife) and Resisting Arrest. Hussey will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.
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