New Bedford man faces charges in stabbing death

Alex Silva

A New Bedford man was charged Monday in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man in the city.

Marco Shane Ramos, 25, was charged with murder, armed robbery and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Police said 22-year-old Alex Silva, of New Bedford, walked into the city's station on Rodney French Boulevard on 6:45 p.m. Thursday suffering from a stab wound. Silva was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital and then medflighted to Rhode Island Hospital where he died Saturday morning.

According to court records obtained by NBC 10, Silva had a backpack with him in which police say they found marijuana and a scale.

According to police, surveillance video from Ro-Art Liquors on Rodney French Boulevard showed the events leading up to the stabbing.

Both Ramos and Silva are seen, along with a number of other people coming in and out of the camera's view.

Eventually, a group disburses and as Silva starts to ride away on his bicycle, Ramos takes off after him apparently clutching something in his fist. He grabbed at Silva and pushed him off his bike. Silva was then seen running toward the police station.

Silva worked as a barber.

"I was shocked when Friday came he didn't show up. It was about 12 p.m. That's when his girlfriend called and gave me the news. I was shocked. I didn't believe it. Such a good kid, we'll miss him," said Maria DaSilveira, Silva's employer. "He even sometimes did a few (cuts) for free. I let him. The guy didn't have any money. He (would say), 'It's on me. I'll pay for it.' So he was a good kid."