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Man Arrested in Connection with Fatal Stabbing in Cambridge


4/23/2020

UPDATED 4/23/20:

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard, Jr. have confirmed that Jose Bermudez, 55, was arrested today and charged in connection with the April 14 stabbing of Danilo Perez, 33, in Cambridge. Bermudez has been charged with murder and aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned telephonically today in Cambridge District Court and ordered held without bail. His next court date is scheduled to be held via video on June 25. 

On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Cambridge Police responded to a 911 call of a man suffering from stab wounds on Franklin Street. The preliminary investigation suggests that the stabbing likely occurred around 5:18 p.m. in the area of Green Street and Sidney Place. During the altercation the defendant and the victim, who were both members of the homeless community and known to each other, allegedly engaged in a verbal altercation before the altercation escalated and Bermudez allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times.  Following the altercation the victim allegedly fled before being located by a jogger on Franklin street. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators were subsequently able to identify the suspect as Bermudez. The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section arrested Bermudez early this morning in Allston without incident after Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office were able to provide information that Bermudez had allegedly been observed in the area yesterday.

This investigation is being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office. The Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section assisted in the arrest of the defendant.

UPDATED 4/18/20:

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard, Jr. have confirmed that the victim of the fatal stabbing that occurred in Cambridge on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 has been identified as Danilo Perez, 33.  Based on the preliminary investigation this is not believed to be a random attack. Investigators have determined that Mr. Perez was a member of the homeless community in Cambridge and have been actively seeking witnesses and reviewing available video in the area.


The preliminary investigation suggests that the stabbing likely occurred around 5:18 p.m. in the area of Green Street and Sidney Place. Following the altercation, Mr. Perez was located on Franklin Street by a jogger.  He was suffering from multiple stab wounds and was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.

ORIGINAL 4/15/20:

The Middlesex District Attorney’s office has confirmed the ongoing investigation into a fatal stabbing that occurred yesterday at approximately 5:18 p.m. in Cambridge. The preliminary investigation suggests that the stabbing likely occurred in the area of Green Street and Sidney Place. Following an  altercation, the victim, a male in his 30’s, was located on Franklin Street by a jogger.  He was suffering from multiple stab wounds.  The victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Cambridge Police and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office.  The victim’s identity is not being released at this time pending next of kin notification.

Detectives are seeking to speak to any witnesses for further information. Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to call Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300. Those who wish to provide information anonymously may dial the Cambridge Police Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 617-349-3359 and leave a message. Anonymous tips may also be sent via the Cambridge Police MyPD mobile app or via text message to 847411. Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message. To send anonymous tips via email, visit www.CambridgePolice.org/Tips.

 

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