Homicide Investigation Underway in New Bedford

Bristol County District Attorney’s Office 

Thomas M. Quinn III 

District Attorney

Press Release 

October 4, 2017​​​​​​

New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office and Homicide Unit Prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred this morning in The City of New Bedford.

Police received a 911 call this morning around 6:30 a.m. in regards to a potential drug overdose outside of 45 Tallman Street. However, when police and rescue personnel arrived on scene, they found the victim was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The victim, a 47-year-old New Bedford man, was rushed to Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, where he was pronounced dead later in the morning.  The victim is not being publicly identified at this time since his next of kin has yet to be located and notified of his death.

Once next of kin notification is made, a follow up media advisory will be sent out identifying the victim.

There is no one in custody at this time connected to the homicide.

The active and ongoing investigation is being coordinated by Assistant District Attorney Michael Cahillane.

No further information on the case can be released at this time.


Gregg Miliote

Director of Communications