Local and state police are investigating the stabbing death in Haverhill of a 26-year-old city man, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office and police Chief Alan DeNaro.
According to the Haverhill police log, police, firefighters and ambulance workers responded shortly at 9:53 p.m. Saturday to 10 Marble St. in the inner-city Mount Washington neighborhood for a 911 call reporting an assault with a dangerous weapon. Police said Jose Vasquez, 26, was found suffering from stab wounds.
Vasquez was taken to Lawrence General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Investigators said they believe the stabbing was not a random act and that there is no threat to the public. The murder is under investigation by the Essex District Attorney’s Office, the Essex State Police Detective Unit and Haverhill Police. No other details of what led to the stabbing were immediately available.
No arrests had been made as of Monday morning, investigators said.
Police said Vasquez was a gang member. The Mount Washington neighborhood is known for street crime, including gang activity.