UPDATED (4 p.m.): A 51-year-old New Bedford man was arrested this afternoon and charged in connection with the early morning homicide of 47-year-old Allan A. Monteiro, Sr., Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III and New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro announced.

James Andrews was charged this afternoon with murder and failure to register as a sex offender. He will be arraigned on the charges Friday morning in New Bedford District Court.

New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office and Homicide Unit prosecutors continue to actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in The City of New Bedford early this morning.

Police received a 911 call today around 5:25 a.m. regarding a stabbing inside an apartment at 345 Cottage Street. When first responders arrived, they found the victim already deceased. The victim was identified this morning as 47-year-old Allan A. Monteiro, Sr., of New Bedford.

No further information on the facts of the case can be released prior to the defendant's arraignment in open court.

--Bristol County District Attorney's Office

ORIGINAL STORY:

NEW BEDFORD — The suspect wanted in connection to this morning's fatal stabbing in New Bedford has been located, the Bristol County District Attorney's Office has announced.


Andrews has a history of violence and is considered dangerous. The public should not approach him or attempt to subdue him if he is seen. He is believed to be somewhere in or around the Greater New Bedford region.

Andrews posted on his Facebook page, which does list him under another name, that he was going to turn himself in:

Via Facebook
Via Facebook

New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the Bristol County District Attorney's Office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating a homicide, which occurred in New Bedford early this morning.

Police received a 911 call today around 5:25 a.m. regarding a stabbing inside an apartment at 345 Cottage Street. When first responders arrived, they found the victim already deceased. The victim has been identified this morning as 47-year-old Allan A. Monteiro, Sr., of New Bedford.

Allan Monteiro via Facebook