Police: Convicted killer on parole stabbed someone in Boston traffic accident – ​​Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) – A convicted murderer on parole stabbed someone in a traffic accident earlier this month after running a red light in Boston, police said.

Troopers responding to a reported stabbing that occurred during a traffic accident on the Bowker Viaduct at the intersection of Boylston Street and Charlesgate East at around 7:40 PM on Nov. 17 found a 59-year-old man who suffered a stab wound to his abdomen, according to the state police.

He was transferred to Tufts Medical Center and is expected to recover.

An investigation found the victim was a passenger in a car driven by a male relative on Boylston Street toward Charlesgate when another vehicle coming from Massachusetts Avenue ran a red light at Boylston and nearly hit the car. of the victim, state police said.

The vehicles stopped before the intersection of Bowker Overpass and Boylston Street, where the victim, his relative and the driver who ran the red light, identified as Joseph Irizarry, Sr., 41, of Dorchester, got out of their car and began to run. argue, the state police added.

Irizarry allegedly punched both occupants of the other vehicle in the face before getting back into his car, grabbing a knife and then stabbing the victim, who was standing next to the open driver’s door.

Irizarry drove off and the victim and his relative got back in their car and followed him up Commonwealth Avenue and several side streets before losing him, state police said.

The victims called 911 and the victim was then transported to the hospital by Boston EMS.

A further investigation led police to identify Irizarry as the suspect, state police added.

Troopers also determined that he was on parole on a murder conviction as a result of a gang-related shooting in Lawrence in April 2000, state police continued.

Irizarry was convicted of first degree murder and was released on parole in 2020 by the probation commission.

The state police detective received a warrant earlier this week to charge Irizarry with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and driving a motor vehicle without a license.

Troopers contacted Irizarry’s parole officer, and Irizarry was told the charges against him violated the terms of his parole, state police said.

Irizarry agreed to surrender and was taken into custody in Medford, state police added.

He was returned to prison for violating parole and will face new charges at a later date.

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