A Braintree man and a Quincy man were arrested on Tuesday after one allegedly stabbed someone outside a Braintree Village and the other allegedly was found on the scene with drugs.
“[The stabbing] was not a random act between strangers,” said Chief Russell Jenkins in a release, “but an assault by one individual having a dispute with a person well known to him.”
According to police, officers received a 911 call at 12:06 p.m. after two residents of Braintree Village said they witnessed the suspect and the victim fighting over what appeared to be a video game console.
Responding officers confronted the suspect and his companion, from Quincy, who were sitting in a pickup truck in the parking lot outside, and detained them, police said.
Meanwhile, police found the victim, who was in his apartment and suffering from several non-life-threatening lacerations to his left hand. The victim was transported to Quincy Medical Center for treatment.
Witnesses told police that one of the men in the truck had been involved in the fight. They said the suspect was seated in the passenger seat of a pickup truck and that the victim had reached in the open window when he was stabbed.
Officers searched the truck and found two knives, one of which had bloodstains on it.
Lemar M. Lugo, 23, of Braintree was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Police also said they found two Suboxone pills on the driver's of the car. Brian K. Quinn, 32, of Quincy was arrested and charged with possession of Suboxone.