For Immediate Release: 4/22/2017 7:08 pm
Worcester, MA (April 22, 2017) - On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, a Worcester EMS ambulance was driving on Providence Street when it was flagged down by a 22-year-old male suffering from a serious chest wound. Initially, paramedics believed that the male was suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics immediately called police for assistance.
The male provided little information prior to losing consciousness.
Several police officers responded to the area of Providence Street and Harrison Street. Arriving officers observed the victim being treated for what appeared to be a serious chest wound. Officers were told the victim was a priority one and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital. An officer followed the ambulance to the hospital.
The victim arrived at the emergency room unconscious.
Officers and paramedics were unable to obtain how the victim received his wounds. The victim was immediately taken into emergency surgery. According to medical personnel, the wounds suffered were caused by a stabbing and not a gunshot wound as initially reported. His condition is critical.
Police at the scene were able to track blood evidence back to a Providence Street apartment. Police discovered four people inside this particular apartment. It became readily apparent, based on additional evidence discovered at the location, that an altercation had recently taken place. All occupants were eventually transported to police headquarters for questioning while the apartment was secured.
As a result of the interviews a 20-year-old female was placed under arrest for Misleading a Police Investigation. The female was or has been in a dating relationship with the victim. As a result, the suspect’s name will not be released due to the new domestic violence laws that prohibit the release of named defendants and/or victims.
This investigation is ongoing, if anyone has information about this incident they can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD + your message or send an anonymous web based message at worcesterma.gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-8651.