Man in custody in connection with Hartford’s 26th homicide

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford police have a man in custody in connection with the city’s 26th homicide this year.

Deputy Chief Brian Foley says the 67-year-old suspect is accused of stabbing his 55-year-old nephew to death Thursday night.

Officers were called to 69 James Street at about 10 p.m. on a report of two people bleeding due to a fight. They found the younger man with a severe stab wound to his arm. He was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In the same apartment, police found the older man bleeding from the head. He was also transported to St. Francis Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and was released into police custody.

Police say that both men were drinking alcohol and got into a fight. According to police, the older man severely stabbed the victim with a kitchen knife, who then took the knife and stabbed the suspect back.

Hartford Police Major Crimes Division is investigating and say an arrest is likely to occur Friday. This incident marks the city’s 26th homicide of the year.

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