Police: Love triangle caused fatal stabbing in Stamford – The Advocate

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Police question person of interest in fatal stabbing in Stamford

A childs bicycle stands next to discarded police caution tape on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at a Stamford residence on Frederick Street where a man was killed the night before.

A childs bicycle stands next to discarded police caution tape on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at a Stamford residence on Frederick Street where a man was killed the night before.

Man Dies After Stabbing Inside Stamford Home

A childs bicycle stands next to discarded police caution tape on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at a Stamford residence on Frederick Street where a man was killed the night before.

The call came in around 10 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, of a man lying on the sidewalk at the intersection of Cove and Frederick streets, said Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin.

A childs bicycle stands next to discarded police caution tape on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at a Stamford residence on Frederick Street where a man was killed the night before.

According to Conklin, the man, a Hispanic male in his 50s, had been stabbed multiple times at 107 Fredrick Street and then ran outside and down the street where he collapsed.

STAMFORD — Police said they have a suspect in custody following Wednesday night’s deadly stabbing on the city’s East Side, which may have involved a love triangle.

Police said their investigation was hampered by a language barrier with all residents of the housing unit, and with a “high level of intoxication,” Conklin added.

“I think we can say that we have a person in custody on unrelated charges and the community can rest safe that there is no one out there on the loose,” Lt. Michael Noto said.

Police and EMS immediately offered aid and the man was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, Conklin said.

Police are still trying to positively identify Wednesday night’s 54-year-old victim who bled out on a Frederick Street sidewalk near Cove Road after stumbling out of a nearby home where he had been stabbed.

The Stamford Fire Department was also called to the area to wash down the sidewalk due to the heavy amount of blood, Conklin said.

Capt. Richard Conklin said there was a trail of blood from the home where the man was stabbed to where he collapsed. There was so much blood on the sidewalk the police department called for a fire engine to wash the blood away before people had to see it on their way to work in the morning, he said.

Currently, a person of interest in the case is being held on two outstanding warrants and is being questioned.

Noto said the motive appeared to be jealousy. “Right now the motive is still open,” the lieutenant said. “We are exploring the idea that this may have been a jealousy, love-triangle-type incident. Some of the people who they were friends with in common said that could have been the motive.”

Noto said police should have a positive identity on the victim following his autopsy that will be conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Farmington on Friday. At that point, he said, police officers will reach out to the man’s relatives, who are believed to be living in a foreign country.

Police were dispatched to Frederick Street and Cove Road at 9:54 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a man who had been stabbed and had collapsed.

The 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at Stamford Hospital, said Sgt. Sean Boeger, the lead investigator on the case.

“For the sake of the integrity of the case, I cannot answer specific questions, but we will at a later date,” said Boeger, who added that the death will be ruled a homicide.

“We have a person we are speaking to,” Boeger said on Thursday. “The patrol division and major crimes unit have been working on this case since last evening and we are continuing to work on it at the present time.”

The death marks the second homicide in Stamford this year. On March 30, Stephon Walthrust of Queens was shot and killed in Stamford’s South End.

Police say they are questioning a person of interest in connection with a fatal stabbing at a Stamford home.

Police say a Hispanic man in his 50s was stabbed in the stomach at a multifamily home at 107 Frederick St. around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, the man was stabbed inside of the home then ran outside where he collapsed at the corner of Frederick and Cove streets. He was transported to the hospital with stab wounds to his stomach and was later pronounced dead.

“People in the community saw this man run down the street bleeding very heavily,” says Capt. Richard Conklin.

Police say the person in custody for questioning had two outstanding failure to appear warrants from prior assaults in Stamford.

“Its not typical, but its a little scary because I mean it could happen to anyone,” said Edward Gonzalez.

Police have not said whether the victim and the person of interest lived in the same multifamily home.

There was a slight delay in the investigation because of the need for Spanish interpreters. In addition, some of the witnesses were intoxicated.

“Also there was a level of intoxication to some of our witnesses and we had to wait for them to somewhat sober up,” says Conklin.


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