NEW BEDFORD —The man arrested in connection the stabbing death of a 27-year-old man in New Bedford on Sunday has been ordered held without bail.

Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III says that 55-year-old William Macomber was ordered held without bail following his arraignment in New Bedford District Court on Monday.

“William Macomber was ordered held without bail after his arraignment in New Bedford District Court today. He is charged with the Sunday murder of Steven Doyle,” the DA tweeted on Monday afternoon.

Macomber was formally charged this afternoon with murder in connection to a fatal stabbing of 27-year-old Steven Doyle, also of New Bedford.

DA Quinn’s Office says that at around 12:05 a.m. Sunday, New Bedford Police received a 911 call from a resident at 291 Emerson Street reporting that a man had been stabbed during an altercation inside the home. When police and rescue officials arrived on scene, they located the victim suffering from a stab wound to the chest. The victim, who was later identified as Doyle, was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators spoke with several witnesses and developed information that led them to Macomber. Authorities were able to locate Macomber early Sunday morning in a parked vehicle on Shawmut Avenue and arrested him.

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