WATERBURY, Conn. — A 14-year-old has died and a man is behind bars after a stabbing Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Waterbury PD responded to the area of Colonial Avenue shortly after 1:30 p.m. for reports of an assault with a knife that involved a 14-year-old male.
Police identified the victim as Angel Velez, 14, of of Waterbury.
Velez was located at the scene and transported to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.
Officers immediately arrested a suspect on the scene. The man responsible was identified as 27-year-old Jeimy Cintron, of Waterbury.
According to a release, a verbal and physical altercation occurred between the victim and Cintron prior to the fatal stabbing.
During the physical altercation, Cintron stabbed the victim in the chest area, police said.
Cintron has been charged with murder and is being held on a $3 million bond. He was arraigned Thursday.
Waterbury Public Schools released a statement, confirming the community has "suffered a tremendous loss."
Officials continued: "On Wednesday, September 29, a student was tragically killed in a senseless act of violence. We extend our deepest condolences to the student’s family. A crisis team has been mobilized to support students and staff as they grieve. Our school community and the city will come together to do everything we can to provide support to our students, staff and families during this extraordinarily difficult time."
This investigation is active and ongoing.
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Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Waterbury Police Department’s Detective Bureau at (203) 574-6941.
A GoFundMe fundraiser was created to honor Angel's memory and cover his funeral expenses. To visit the page and or donate, click here.
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