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Two Injured, One Arrested in West Hartford Stabbing

Keyandre Hightower. Courtesy of West Hartford Police

A fight between two men in West Hartford on Wednesday night led to injuries for both, and one man is now in custody facing multiple charges.

By Ronni Newton

A fight between two men in West Hartford Wednesday evening resulted in stabbing injuries to both men and the arrest of one of them, West Hartford Police said.

According to Capt. Michael Perruccio, the dispute between the two men “stemmed from a relationship with a third party.”

Perruccio said that police were notified just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding two men fighting near the area of 160 Park Rd. – between Arnoldale and Beverly roads.

A police investigation determined that Keyandre Hightower, 21, of Bloomfield, had forcefully stopped the other man’s vehicle and assaulted him with a knife. According to police, the victim, who was not named, also used a knife to defend himself.

When police arrived on the scene Hightower was gone, but police located him at St. Francis Hospital, where he had driven himself for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds sustained during the fight.

When he was discharged from St. Francis, police immediately arrested Hightower and charged him with second-degree assault, breach of peace, second-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, failure to obey a stop sign, and failure to drive right.

Courts were closed Thursday due to the snowstorm, and Hightower remains in custody on $25,000 surety bond.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Perruccio said. No further information about his condition is available.

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