Man fatally stabbed in Roxbury, suspect in custody

A man was fatally stabbed in Roxbury Friday morning and a suspect is in custody, police said.

Damien R. Hughes, 27, of Boston, was found suffering from a stab wound in the area of 112 Southampton St. at 7:27 a.m., Boston police said in a press release. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hours later, Cesar Valentin, 34 of Chelsea, was arrested at 39 Boylston St. at 11:51 a.m., police said. He is charged with murder and is expected to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court.

The killing is the city’s 34th homicide this year, compared to the 24 for the same period last year, said Officer James Moccia, a spokesman for Boston police.


The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the alleged killing is asked to contact detectives at (617) 343-4470, or leave an anonymous tip at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com.