Marine fatally stabbed outside Boston bar, bouncer arrested

Former Marine fatally stabbed outside Boston bar, bouncer arrested for murder

Alvaro Larrama, 38, faces charge of murder

Boston police on Monday announced the arrest of a bouncer in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred outside the bar where he worked during St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Daniel Martinez, 23, of Illinois, was found with a stab wound outside of Sons of Boston on Union Street just before 7 pm on Saturday. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Martinez served in the Marines from Sept. 2017 through Sept. 2021, attaining the rank of sergeant, the US Marine Corps confirmed. He was deployed during 2019 with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was most recently assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division, at Camp Pendleton, California. Martinez’s decorations included the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.Police said the suspect, Alvaro Larrama, 38, of East Boston, was identified through the investigation conducted by the Boston Police Homicide Unit. He surrendered himself to Boston Police at District A15. Larrama, who was employed as a bouncer at Sons of Boston, was sponsored Monday afternoon in Boston Municipal Court. Prosecutors said during the hearing that investigators found video from multiple surveillance cameras that show the stabbing and the moments after, including when the suspect went back into Sons of Boston to wash his hands, get new clothes and exit through a rear door. Union Street is home to several well-known bars and restaurants, including Union Oyster House, The Bell in Hand Tavern, Sons of Boston and Hennesey’s Bar. Police investigators were seen working in the area near Paddy O’s and the street in the area was closed. Bars in the area were forced to remain closed for the night after the stabbing.

Boston police on Monday announced the arrest of a bouncer in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred outside the bar where he worked during St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Daniel Martinez, 23, of Illinois, was found with a stab wound outside of Sons of Boston on Union Street just before 7 pm on Saturday. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Martinez served in the Marines from Sept. 2017 through Sept. 2021, attaining the rank of sergeant, the US Marine Corps confirmed. He was deployed during 2019 with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was most recently assigned to the 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion, 1st Marine Division, at Camp Pendleton, California.

Martinez’s decorations included the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Police said the suspect, Alvaro Larrama, 38, of East Boston, was identified through the investigation conducted by the Boston Police Homicide Unit. He surrendered himself to Boston Police at District A15.

Larrama, who was employed as a bouncer at Sons of Boston, was sponsored Monday afternoon in Boston Municipal Court. Prosecutors said during the hearing that investigators found video from multiple surveillance cameras that show the stabbing and the moments after, including when the suspect went back into Sons of Boston to wash his hands, get new clothes and exit through a rear door.

Union Street is home to several well-known bars and restaurants, including Union Oyster House, The Bell in Hand Tavern, Sons of Boston and Hennesey’s Bar. Police investigators were seen working in the area near Paddy O’s and the street in the area was closed.

Bars in the area were forced to remain closed for the night after the stabbing.

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