|Police Apprehend Suspect Wanted in Wednesday Stabbing|
|03:59PM / Wednesday, October 07, 2020|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The suspect in a stabbing Wednesday morning in Pittsfield was taken into custody after a vehicle and foot pursuit in South County.
Stephen Moss, 31, was apprehended in relation to a stabbing that caused life-threatening injuries to the victim.
The report of the assault was called in at about 8:40 a.m. Police, Fire and County Ambulance responded to Weller Avenue and the victim was immediately transported to Berkshire Medical Center.
Shortly after, the suspect was observed driving in the area of the East/Elm/Fourth Street intersection and a brief pursuit ended when officers lost sight of the vehicle in a thickly settled neighborhood.
Approximately five minutes later, an off-duty Great Barrington Police Officer observed the vehicle on Route 7 in Lenox. That officer, along with the Lenox, Stockbridge, and State Police, pursued the suspect into Stockbridge, where Stockbridge Police deployed a Stop Stick unit, successfully disabling the fleeing vehicle. Those agencies were joined by Lee Police. Moss fled on foot, said police, but was quickly apprehended. He is now in the custody of the Pittsfield Police.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by members of the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau, Drug Unit, and Patrol Division.