UPDATE: Arrest made.
A Dorchester man became Boston's fifth murder victim since Saturday when he was fatally stabbed in an argument at a route-23 bus stop in Roxbury this afternoon.
Friends have identified him as Rashad "Rizzy" Barnes, 25.
Brian D'Amico reports the victim was getting off a bus at Warren and Kearsarge streets around 2:45 p.m. when he was stabbed by another man also getting off the bus. The stop is a short walk from both the B-2 police station and Roxbury District Court.
Ironically, just yesterday, Barnes tweeted:
in HP bout to ball later so anywhere is homicide.
Charlie Wood reports she was on the bus and saw the stabbing:
I've lived here exactly 1 month and was on the bus with my 2 and 4 yr olds. Boston is straight up scaring me & I'm from Detroit.
In a series of tweets, she described what turned out to be Barnes's death:
This was the stop on the 23 going twds Dudley just before the bus crosses Washington. They exited bus, saw guy drop knife then pick it up and run to stab victim in neck, then kept at it prison-style, repeatedly stabbed holding onto victim, they bumped against the bus, 1/2way down the blk - seemed premeditated. Victim staggered across st. covered in blood leaned against bldg, sat down -strong for someone fatally injured!