Family friends: Man stabbed to death in Everett died a hero

EVERETT, Mass. — An investigation is underway after a man was stabbed to death in Everett late Monday night.

Friends of the man who died are calling the victim a hero.

“He went down protecting his son. And he’s a hero in my book. He’s always been a hero in my book,” Liz Stoddard said.

Officers responding to a report of an altercation in the area of Cherry Street around 10:30 p.m. found a man suffering from an apparent stab wound, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie.

The victim, 45-year-old Mark Luiso, was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Those who are close with the family say he was a husband and father of three.

A preliminary investigation suggests Luiso was stabbed following a “brief altercation,” Ryan and Mazzie said. But the neighborhood where the deadly attack describes a more chaotic scene.

“There was a lot of screaming, there was a lady sitting in the middle of the street, screaming,” said Gaetano Denaido.

“I just heard ear piercing screeches, just screaming, ‘Somebody help him, please! We have to save him!’” said Linda O’Brien.

In the neighborhood, people here say victim Luiso was here trying to protect one of his children.

How that may have escalated into lethal violence, authorities are not saying.

At Luiso’s home, his prized vintage Chevy Monte Carlo is parked in its usual spot, but its owner is gone

The death leaving a major void for those who knew Mark Luiso.

“He just loved life. He loved his family and friends, everybody. He was just an all-around wonderful person. And this should not have happened. Senseless, senseless,” said Lisa Hogan.

There have been no arrests made in connection with the incident.

“He was a very hard working guy, very respectful. Never hurt anyone,” said Mike Ricci. “Who in the neighborhood would do something like that?”

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s office wont comment on the circumstances that that led up to the deadly stabbing.

The office will only say the case is open and active and that detectives are still gathering all of the facts.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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