CHELSEA (CBS) — A Revere man is due in court in a triple stabbing that left one man dead and another injured early Thursday morning–and police are looking for a good Samaritan they say stopped to help at the scene.
Chelsea Police said the stabbing happened around 3 a.m. in the parking lot of a Tedeschi Food Shop at the corner of Broadway and Stockton Street.
They said Nabeeb Gonzalez, 37, was believed to have fought three people, killing one and injuring another, with the third running off.
Gonzalez has been charged with manslaughter in the stabbing. He was arraigned in Chelsea District Court and ordered held on $200,000 bail.
The victim, a 23-year-old Everett man, was taken to CHA Everett Hospital, where he later died. His name has not yet been released.
Gonzalez was injured in the fight, and so was a 34-year-old Chelsea man. Both were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes said Gonzalez was found a block from the scene of the stabbing, arrested, and put under police guard while in the hospital.
Chief Kyes and Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley said they are also searching for a good Samaritan, possibly a middle-aged Latino man with salt-and-pepper hair, who was driving an older white vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord.
They say he stopped to assist those injured in the stabbing–and stressed that he wasn’t a witness or accused of any wrongdoing.
People coming in and out of the busy store Thursday morning were shocked it happened there.
“It’s what the world’s coming to,” one woman told WBZ-TV’s Anna Meiler. “You’re afraid to go out alone. But I can’t see anybody wanting to be out at 3 o’clock in the morning, and if they are, it’s only trouble anyway.”
Officers were interviewing witnesses and trying to gather video footage from surrounding businesses.
“That’s a store open 24 hours a day, in a place where everybody used to be getting high all the time,” a man who lives a block away from the crime scene told Stevens. “They cleaned it up quite a bit, but it’s still bad.”
Police are asking anyone with information about the stabbing to share it with them.
Gonzalez is due back in court October 5.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports