Fist Fight Ends with Stabbing, Attempted Murder Charge in Deerfield Beach

When their planned altercation outside a hotel in Deerfield Beach was finished, one of the two guys allegedly stabbed the other, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

After a brawl that broke out Monday night about 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America at 1200 SW 11th Way, Christopher Nicholas Mascetti, 19, was charged with attempted murder.

The stabbing victim dialed 911, and a responding officer saw him bleeding in the parking lot, according to the arrest report. While a witness was applying pressure to the abdomen wound until paramedics could arrive, the deputy produced a first aid package.

Mascetti and the injured guy had been bickering for some time when they decided to meet to resolve their issue with their fists, according to information provided to detectives by the suspect’s girlfriend. The report said that after the incident, they split up but continued to shout at one another.

When a hotel employee informed the deputy that Mascetti was checking out of the hotel via the front entrance, the deputy accosted Mascetti and made him kneel at the point of a pistol. Mascetti was arrested when a blue knife was discovered in his front pocket, according to the deputy.

Mascetti allegedly told authorities during interrogation that he stabbed the defenseless guy because he was coming at him again after the altercation ended.

The stabbing victim had emergency surgery at the Broward Health North hospital facility. The report was redacted to conceal his identity.

Records reveal that Mascetti is still being held without bail in the Broward County Jail.

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