Quincy Home Depot employee accused of stabbing co-worker in store aisle


QUINCY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- An employee at the Home Depot on Willard Street in Quincy is accused of stabbing a co-worker inside the store.

Investigators allege a 36-year-old Jamal Boyd, of Mattapan, stabbed 37-year-old Corey Frederick, of Cambridge, with a knife in aisle 13 of the home improvement store Thursday morning. They claim the men had an argument prior to the stabbing.

Police released a 911 call following Thursday's incident.

"9-1-1 what is your emergency?" asks the dispatcher.

"I have an associate bleeding to death at my store right now," said the caller. "I need police and ambulance now."

Quincy police say Boyd, who worked at the store for a few months, left the store and ran into the woods, but returned to turn himself in after investigators called his cell phone.

Boyd is charged with armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. He will be arraigned Friday morning in Quincy District Court.

Officers who responded to the scene described Frederick's condition as "grave." He was transported to Boston Medical Center and rushed into surgery.

An area in front of the home improvement store was cordoned off Thursday morning. At least two police cruisers could be seen outside the business.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Home Depot was still closed. An environmental clean up crew was called to the store to clean up the large amount of blood inside.

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