A 25-year-old Malden man was arrested Saturday and charged with manslaughter in connection with a fatal stabbing in the South End Wednesday night, the third homicide arrest by Boston police this week, the department said Sunday.
Boston police Commissioner William Gross told the Globe on Sunday night that the three arrests were due to “the hard work of the detectives in the homicide unit.”
Detectives with the Boston Police Department’s homicide unit arrested Gerald Lenzel Bowens after interviewing him Saturday night about a fatal stabbing near Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street on Wednesday night, police said in a statement Sunday.
Bowens was charged with manslaughter, the statement said, and is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.
Bowens was allegedly involved in the fatal stabbing of Timothy D. Walton, a 32-year-old Roxbury man, on Wednesday night. Police found Walton suffering from multiple stab wounds following an altercation around 9:12 p.m.
Walton was found steps from an entrance to Boston Medical Center, where he was taken and later died, Gross said on Wednesday.
A suspect fled the scene, first on foot, then on a bicycle, onto Massachusetts Avenue toward Harrison Avenue that night, Gross had said.
The incident marked the 31st homicide in Boston so far this year, compared to 39 around the same time last year.
Earlier in the week, police also arrested two other men in connection with homicides.
In the first incident, a 25-year-old Dorchester man, Brian Joyce, was arrested Wednesday night in Manchester, N.H., n connection with a fatal shooting in Dorchester that happened Monday night.
Joyce was arraigned later that week on a murder charge.
The victim in that case, Marcus Dunn-Gordon, was shot in the area of 800 Morrissey Blvd.
In the second incident, a 22-year-old Chelsea man, Raul Gutierrez-Rosales, was arrested Friday night in connection with a fatal stabbing in East Boston earlier this month. Gutierrez-Rosales is set to be arraigned Monday, the statement said.
The victim, Carlos Ramos, 22, of East Boston, suffered what appeared to be multiple stab wounds around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the area of 36 West Eagle St., police said.
He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.