BPD Investigation Leads to Arrest After Stabbing in Chinatown


At about 8:46 PM on Saturday December 29, 2018, an officer assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) located a male victim in his late twenties suffering from apparent stab wounds in the area of 660 Washington Street in Chinatown. The victim was initially uncooperative and refused medical attention but later presented himself at a nearby hospital. Medical staff confirmed that he had sustained several non-life-threatening stab wounds and admitted him for treatment.

Officers conducted an investigation, establishing and processing a crime scene in the area of Harrison Avenue and Essex Street. Following the evidence, officers identified the suspect wanted in connection to the incident as Valenz Joisil, 24, of Lynn. At about 5:45 AM on Sunday December 30, 2018, officers located and arrested the suspect at an area hospital where he had sought treatment for a minor laceration sustained during the incident. While placing the suspect in custody, officers performed a pat frisk and recovered a knife from inside the suspect’s coat which was seized as evidence and has been turned in for processing.

The suspect will appear in Boston Municipal Court on charges of Attempted Murder and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon.