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The victim of the homicide which occurred in the city of Taunton this afternoon can now be publicly identified as Robert Hickey, 50, of Taunton.
Taunton Police, Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to this office and Homicide Unit prosecutors are actively investigating the homicide.
At around 3:45 pm today Taunton Police responded to the area of 33 White Street for a report of an ongoing altercation. When first responders arrived on scene, they located a male victim who was bleeding from an apparent stab wound. Mr. Hickey was rushed to Morton Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 4:20 pm.
The investigation is active and ongoing this evening, and no further information can be released at this time.

--Bristol County District Attorney's Office

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