June 3, 2019 -Holyoke- On Friday, May 31, 2019 members of the Holyoke Police Department responded to 515 High Street for a reported stabbing.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim who appeared to be suffering from a stab wound to his abdomen. The victim appeared to have an altercation with the suspect on the sidewalk outside of a convenience store located at this address.
The victim, Mr. Miguel Maroto, 21, of Holyoke, was immediately rushed to Baystate Medical Center where he passed away a short time later.
Members of the Holyoke Police Department along with Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office quickly identified a suspect, Mr. Steven Maitlin, 20, of Holyoke. Detectives took him into custody a short time later and transported him to the Holyoke Police Department.
This is an on-going investigation being conducted by the Holyoke Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office, and the Hampden District Attorney’s Office’s Murder Unit.
Steven Maitlin is expected to be arraigned today on a charge of Murder in Holyoke District Court.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni and Holyoke Police Chief Manny Febo express their sympathies to Mr. Maroto’s family.