At about 11:57 AM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury), responded to a radio call for an Assault and Battery in progress at the corner of Tremont Street and Prentiss Street.
Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent head wound that was bleeding heavily. Officers rendered first aid to the victim until Boston EMS arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local area hospital with non life threatening injuries. After further investigation, it was revealed to officers that the suspect struck the victim in the head with a snow shovel then pulled out a box-cutter and slashed the victim over his eye.
The suspect, later identified as Eddie Smith, 58, of Boston, fled on foot but was apprehended in the area of Shawmut Avenue and Dudley Square. Officers also located a box-cutter as well as a snow shovel.
Eddie Smith was arrested and charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Mayhem. He is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.