For Immediate Release: 9/16/2017 10:54 pm
Worcester, MA (September 16, 2017) - On Saturday September 16th at about 1:15 AM, Worcester police officers were on patrol in the area of Burncoat St. On Friday morning, a male had been stabbed on Main St outside the RMV, and a description of the suspect was circulated to officers in a department-wide email. As they drove down Burncoat St, officers on patrol spotted a suspect, later identified as Roberto Gomez-Ramirez, twenty-one-years-old of 25 Queen St, who matched the description of the stabbing suspect. Mr. Gomez-Ramirez appeared to be wearing the exact same clothes and the same distinctive New York baseball hat that the suspect had worn the day before. Officers turned their car around, and came back to speak with Mr. Gomez-Ramirez at the corner of Burncoat and North Parkway.
Once the officers identified Mr. Gomez-Ramirez as the suspect from the stabbing, he was placed under arrest. During a search incident to arrest, a knife was removed from his pocket. The knife was placed into evidence, and Mr. Gomez-Ramirez was brought to the station for booking. He is charged with Armed Assault to Murder and Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (knife). He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court on Monday.