A 20-year-old Everett man was arrested Tuesday, charged with fatally stabbing another man on Main Street, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone and Everett Police Chief Steven Mazzie said.

Jamar Leaston was charged with murder and assault and battery. He will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Malden District Court.

Police issued a warrant for Leaston’s arrest after two days of investigation. He was found on Fulton Street in Malden.

“This is another tragic example of people resorting to violence through weapons to deal with conflict, resulting in serious and fatal consequences,” Leone said. “Our thoughts remain with Mr. Mackay’s family and his loved ones as we continue to investigate the full circumstances that led to a life being taken at the hands of another.”

At 10 p.m. Sunday, police responded to 410 Main St. in Everett where they found Nicholas Mackay, 29, of Everett, mortally wounded. He was pronounced dead at Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett.

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