Bouncer arrested in deadly weekend stabbing of 23-year-old US Marines veteran near Faneuil Hall – Boston 25 News

BOSTON – Boston police have announced an arrest in a fatal stabbing over the weekend and say the victim was a US Navy veteran.

The stabbing happened Saturday night at 33 Union Street, not far from Faneuil Hall.

The victim was identified by police on Monday as Daniel Martinez, 23, of the Palos Hills, Illinois, outside of Chicago.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden says Martinez retired from active duty as a U.S. Marine about a year ago, after serving four years.

“This is a heartbreaking case…for how this city could be seen,” Hayden said. “This is not a representation of our city and who we are.”

The suspect has been identified as Alvaro Omar Larrama, 39, of East Boston. Larrama is charged with murder.

The prosecutor says Larrama worked as a bouncer at Sons of Boston, 19 Union Street.

“I can’t discern any motive other than a possible disagreement between the two sides,” Hayden said.

Court papers show Martinez was stabbed in the left side of his chest after Martinez and a friend attempted to enter the Sons of Boston bar.

After Martinez and his friend were denied entry, “there was an altercation,” according to the police report filed with the court.

As Martinez and his friend began to run away, “Larrama was then run after the victim, with what appeared to be an unidentified object in his right hand, which he was reaching out to the victim as he chased him,” police said. report.

“Apparently aware that he was being chased, the victim turned and faced Larrama, extending his left hand as if to block or ward off an imminent attack. The victim then hit Larrama on the left side of Larrama’s head with what appeared to be an aluminum beer bottle… An altercation ensued with Larrama hitting the victim twice in the victim’s left breast area, the second time the victim hit the area of his left breast with his hand,” the police report said.

Several people then intervened. According to police, Martinez subsequently collapsed in front of 33 Union Street.

According to the police report, Larrama was taken back to the Sons of Boston bar by other staff, where he washed his hands, took off his hat and sweatshirt, “before fleeing through the back door of the bar.”

Police say Larrama surrendered to Boston Police on District A15 and was taken into custody without incident.

He is currently being held without bail following his arraignment.

This is a story in development. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Editor’s Note: The district attorney’s office updated information on the victim’s military status Monday afternoon, saying Martinez had retired from active duty about a year ago, after serving four years.

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