Police and prosecutors are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual connected to this morning’s homicide in New Bedford.
Investigators are attempting to locate 51-year-old New Bedford resident, James Andrews. A photo of Mr. Andrews is attached to this email.
If anyone has any information regarding Mr. Andrews, his whereabouts, or if he is seen in public, we urge you to contact New Bedford Police at 508-991-6300 or via the department’s anonymous tip line at 508-961-4584.
Mr. 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.
New Bedford Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are 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 has been identified this morning as 47-year-old Allan A. Monteiro, Sr., of New Bedford.
As the investigation remains in its early stages and is extremely active at this time, no further information can be released at this time. If more information can be released or an arrest is made, this office will send out a follow up media advisory.