LAWRENCE (CBS) – Two Lawrence roommates were arrested after a bloody fight that police say started over burnt food.
Tuesday afternoon, Lawrence Police were investigating a crash when a passerby pointed out a man nearby who had blood on his hands. Officers discovered he had been stabbed several times.READ MORE: NH Police Searching For Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Elijah Lewis
The man, identified as 34-year-old Mike Delia, told police his roommate stabbed him. While providing medical attention, police found a loaded gun on the man.
While police spoke with Delia, his roommate arrived at Lawrence Police Department to report he had been assaulted. He was identified as Eddy Feliz-Cabreja, 21.READ MORE: Case Of Rat-Borne Bacterial Disease Identified In Boston
After an investigation, police discovered a fight between the two started over burnt food.
Feliz-Cabreja said he stabbed Delia in self-defense. He told police he was being “punched and grabbed by the throat” by Delia, who he alleges was threatening him with a gun.
Delia was charged with unlicensed possession of a firearm and other gun charges. He was arraigned Thursday from his hospital bed at Lawrence General Hospital.MORE NEWS: 12-Year-Old Boy Struck By Car, Seriously Injured In Taunton
Feliz-Cabreja was charged with assault and batter with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned Thursday in Lawrence District Court.