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Youth hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after stabbing on Norwalk High School grounds, suspects charged

Police said one of the suspects threw away the knife as he ran, but pursuing officers found him behind nearby Nathan Hale Middle School.
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NORWALK, Conn. — A young victim has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a stabbing on the grounds of Norwalk High School and two suspects have been arrested. 

Norwalk police said at 5 p.m. dispatch received a call reporting a stabbing at Norwalk High School. Patrol officers responded and found a youth victim on the football field. Officers gave aid until Norwalk Hospital EMS arrived.

The victim was taken to Norwalk Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Patrol officers got information that two adult non-student males were loitering in the area of the basketball courts at Naramake Elementary School. Officers were told that one of the males, later identified as Tyllis Gay, approached a youth on the basketball court and punched him in the face. The other adult male, later identified as Dior Sebastian Bell, approached another youth and stabbed him with a knife. 

Both Gay and Bell then fled the scene.

According to witnesses, both attacks were unprovoked.

Officers obtained suspect descriptions and searched the area. Gay was found nearby and engaged Officers in a foot chase. Officers quickly apprehended Gay and later recovered a knife nearby.

Detectives found Bell on Strawberry Hill Avenue and took him into custody.

Gay, 21, of Norwalk is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Assault First, Assault 3rd, and Loitering in or About School Grounds. 

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His bond has been set at $50,000 and his court date is on March 31.

Bell, 21, of Norwalk was charged with 1st Degree Assault, 1st Degree Conspiracy to Commit Assault and Loitering in or About School Grounds. 

His bond has been set at $100,000 and his court date is on March 31.

Anyone with information is asked to please call the Norwalk Police Detective Bureau at (203) 854-3011.


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