Report: Baseball Bat and Knife Wielded in Thursday Fight Resulting in Stabbing

A 19-year-old from Malden and a 17-year-old from Medford were arrested in connection to the stabbing.

Two teenagers were arrested Thursday after a fight that sent one victim to the hospital with non-life threatening stab wounds, according to a Somerville police report.

According to the report, the fight involved a baseball bat and a knife and broke out at around 3:10 p.m. at the intersection of Gilman Street and Walnut Street.

Police arrested 19-year-old Moises Rodriguez, of 380 Ferry St., Malden and 17-year-old Dennys Pereira, of 55 Cushing St., Medford, in connection to the stabbing.

The report says a police officer responding to the fight encountered Rodriguez and Pereira near the corner of Virginia and Aldrich streets and that both teens had blood on their clothes, and Rodriguez had a cut on his hand.

Meanwhile, police and EMTs were treating the victim of the stabbing outside 109 Gilman St., nearby.

Rodriguez told police that he and Pereira were walking toward Somerville High School, and at the intersection of Walnut Street and Gilman Street the victim of the stabbing stopped them and asked Rodriguez if he had a problem, according to the report.

Rodriguez became defensive and pushed the stabbing victim in the face, the Malden teen told police, according to the report.

At that point, Rodriguez, Pereira and the victim began to fight, at at some point the victim pulled out a baseball bat and struck Rodriguez in the arm, the arrested teen told police.

Rodriguez told police he responded to the baseball bat by taking out a knife from his pocket and swinging it at the victim.

Officers found a bloody knife matching the description of the one used in the fight in bushes near where Rodgriguez and Pereira had been stopped by police, the report says.

According to the report, a witness positively identified the teens as committing the stabbing.

Both were charged with assault to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Please note that allegations contained in police reports do nit indicate a conviction.


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