Police: Two Women Hurt During Knife Fight on Shawmut Avenue

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The following information was supplied by the Boston Police Department. Charges listed do not indicate convictions.

Two women were treated for non-life threaning stab wounds after a knife fight on Shawmut Avenue on Wednesday night, according to Boston Police. 

Boston Police responded to a report of a person slashed or stabbed near 609 Shawmut Ave. at about 8:25 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8.

When offficers arrived, they found two people bleeding from slash and stab wounds sustained during a fight, police said.

Police said that a fight had broke out between three women. According to the report, one woman stabbed another at least once on her left arm. As the first victim was stabbed, a second stepped in to help her, leading to the second woman also being stabbed, this time in the temple. Police ruled both wounds to be non life-threatening. 

The victims provided a description of the suspects and officers stopped a woman near Ruggles Street fitting the description. The officers brought the suspect in for an identification procedure and one of the victims positively identified the woman.

Boston Police arrested Lashonda Johnson of 1170 Tremont Street, Roxbury, and charged her with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. 

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