Arrest made in Nashua, New Hampshire stabbing, officials say


A Nashua man has been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of another man. The attorney general’s office said Joshua Shea, 31, is charged with second-degree murder. He’s accused of repeatedly stabbing Evangelos Ioannou, 32, with a knife.”I can tell you the two men were associated with one another, and it is our understanding at the time that Mr. Ioannou was residing in that apartment,” said Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati.Shea is expected to be arraigned Wednesday.Nashua police and crime scene tape cordoned off an apartment building on Marshall Street where police were called at about 1:30 am for a report that a person had been stabbed multiple times.” Cops were running up and down the stairwell,” said neighbor Amanda Soucy. “There were a whole bunch of cops in the parking lot.” Investigators said Ioannou was found in a third-floor hallway. He was transported to a hospital in Nashua, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy confirmed that he died of multiple stab and incised wounds. Stephanie Fielding said she was Ioannou’s sister. She said he struggled with addiction but will be sorely missed.”He had the biggest heart in the world, and he just loved everybody,” she said. “He would give you the shirt off his back if he could.”Fielding said she went to the apartment building Tuesday morning to look for answers about what happened to her brother.”To hear this news is not OK for me,” she said . “It’s not fair. My brother never should have gone out like that.” The attorney general’s office said that’s not a spike; the state averages 19 homicides each year. News 9 Investigates has learned that Shea has a criminal history that includes drug charges. Agati said Shea and Ioannou were together on Sunday. Anyone who saw them is encouraged to contact the Nashua Police Department at 603-594-3500 or the Nashua Police Crime Line at 603-589-1665.

A Nashua man has been arrested and charged with murder in the stabbing death of another man.

The attorney general’s office said Joshua Shea, 31, is charged with second-degree murder. He’s accused of repeatedly stabbing Evangelos Ioannou, 32, with a knife.

“I can tell you the two men were associated with one another, and it is our understanding at the time that Mr. Ioannou was residing in that apartment,” said Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati.

Shea is expected to be sponsored Wednesday.

Nashua police and crime scene tape cordoned off an apartment building on Marshall Street where police were called at about 1:30 am for a report that a person had been stabbed multiple times.

“Cops were running up and down the stairwell,” said neighbor Amanda Soucy. “There were a whole bunch of cops in the parking lot.”

Investigators said Ioannou was found in a third-floor hallway. He was transported to a hospital in Nashua, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy confirmed that he died of multiple stabs and incised wounds.

Stephanie Fielding said she was Ioannou’s sister. She said he struggled with addiction but will be sorely missed.

“He had the biggest heart in the world, and he just loved everybody,” she said. “He would give you the shirt off his back if he could.”

Fielding said she went to the apartment building Tuesday morning to look for answers about what happened to her brother.

“To hear this news is not OK for me,” she said. “It’s not fair. My brother never should have gone out like that.”

The death marks the 11th homicide in New Hampshire so far this year. The attorney general’s office said that’s not a spike; the state averages 19 homicides each year.

News 9 Investigates has learned that Shea has a criminal history that includes drug charges.

Agati said Shea and Ioannou were together on Sunday. Anyone who saw them is encouraged to contact the Nashua Police Department at 603-594-3500 or the Nashua Police Crime Line at 603-589-1665.

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