District attorney’s office identifies both victim and potential suspect in New Bedford Stabbing

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE)- Massachusetts State Police and New Bedford Police have identified the victim and a potential suspect in Tuesday morning’s stabbing in Clasky Common Park.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said that the victim was 18-year-old Rayshard Normill-Jerome.

Police arrested 21-year-old Latrell Baskin as well as an unidentified 16-year-old in connection to the murder.

A Massachusetts State Trooper was patrolling near the park at around 1:24 a.m. when a women flagged him down and told him that there was a man lying unresponsive nearby.

The trooper made his way over to the Normill-Jerome and requested immediate medical assistance, after seeing that he had suffered several stab wounds.

Rescue officials arrived at the scene and transported Normill-Jerome to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:02 a.m.

Baskin is being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The 16-year-old juvenile is also being charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

He is being held without bail pending of a Dangerousness Hearing in New Bedford District Court on August 6.


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