At approximately 2:13am, on Sunday, March 6, 2011, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a stabbing in the area of 1287 Dorchester Avenue. On arrival, officers located two individuals suffering from non-life threatening stab wounds. Both victims were transported to the Boston Medical Center where they were treated for their injuries. Officers spoke to witnesses who stated that a fight broke out when the suspect took a motor vehicle belonging to a friend without permission. When the suspect returned with the car, a physical altercation ensued. During the course of the altercation, the suspect stabbed the two victims and then fled the area on foot. A search of the area enabled officers to locate the suspect.
Once located, officers arrested Bill Mercado, 18, of Boston and charged him with Assault & Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.