SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Springfield police say Rafael Davila was the mastermind behind a home invasion last week. Police say it was in retaliation for his father being stabbed the week before at Dickinson and Trenton Streets.
“Two kids, 11-year old kids were fighting and the fight drew a crowd. In that crowd was a 43-year old male. He didn’t like what he saw and broke up the fight. A Delvonte Nichols didn’t like that so he went over and stabbed the 43-year old good Samaritan for breaking up the fight,” explained Springfield Police Sergeant John Delaney.
Witnesses helped police id Delvonte Nicholas as their suspect. Knowing cops were on his trail Nichols went into hiding, but the victim’s son Rafael Davila and a friend found him first hiding on Ranney Street.
“They did a home invasion, an armed home invasion at that house at 10 o’clock at night in retaliation for what he did to the father. So with Jonathan Santiago he stabbed Nichols several times,” added Delaney.
When cops got there they knew Nichols was who they were looking for so he was arrested at the hospital.
Jonathan Santiago was arrested a few days after but Rafael Davila is still on the loose.
Police believe Davila is still in Western Mass so keep your eyes open in case you cross paths with this wanted criminal, your tip could help land him behind bars. If you have any information about Rafael Davila you’re asked to call police or text them an anonymous tip at CRIMES (274637) and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.