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Teen killed in Shelton stabbing, three others injured

Just before midnight police responded to a fight on Laurel Glen Drive.
Credit: Fairfield Prep
Jimmy McGrath

SHELTON, Conn. — A teen died after a stabbing and three other people were injured late Saturday night according to police. 

Police said they were called to Laurel Glen Drive at 11:55 p.m. Saturday for the report of a fight and stabbing. When they arrived they found numerous teens outside a residence. They found four people who had been stabbed and they were taken to the hospital. 

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Police said 17-year-old James McGrath of Shelton was later pronounced dead. McGrath was a student at Fairfield College Preparatory School. 

The school said in a statement: 

The Fairfield Prep Community mourns the loss of junior Jimmy McGrath and we extend our deepest sympathies to the McGrath family. Jimmy was a beloved student and athlete on the football and lacrosse teams, and will forever be a member of the Prep Brotherhood. More than 1,000 people gathered at a private prayer service on campus Sunday, followed by a schoolwide service Monday morning where President Christian Cashman addressed the students, faculty and staff: “I offer once again Prep’s loving condolence and embrace of the McGrath family. May the Spirit of healing peace and love enfold them, and may we be instruments of peace and healing in the days ahead. May God bless Jimmy McGrath, Class of 2023, forever a Man for Others, forever a Son of Fairfield Prep.” In the coming days, students and faculty have the support of the school’s leadership team, Jesuit priests, campus ministers, counselors from Prep and Fairfield University to offer help while grieving this tragic loss.

Detectives responded and took over the investigation with assistance from the patrol division and the Milford State’s Attorney’s Office. Police said this is an active ongoing investigation at this time. No arrests have been made at this point. Anyone with any information, especially any videos of the incident, are asked to call the Shelton Police Detective Bureau at 203-924-1544.

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Doug Stewart is a digital content producer at FOX61 News. He can be reached at dstewart@fox61.com.

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