[Updated] West Hartford Police Say One Dead after Multiple Stabbing on Stoner Drive

West Hartford Police are investigating what they are calling a domestic incident on Stoner Drive. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

[Updated, 9:30 p.m.] A juvenile female has died after being stabbed in a domestic incident Monday afternoon.

By Ronni Newton

[Updated, 9:30 p.m.]

West Hartford Police Capt. Michael Perruccio said that the woman injured in Monday afternoon’s stabbing is in stable condition at St. Francis Hospital.

The 12-year-old male suspect, who was taken into custody without incident, was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center with what Perruccio said were minor injuries.

Perruccio confirmed that the injured woman is the mother of the other two juveniles involved in the incident – the female victim who died of her injuries, and her twin brother who is the suspect.

According to Perruccio, police received a 9-1-1 call from 187 Stoner Dr. at 3:28 p.m. Monday, “from a woman who said that she and her daughter had been stabbed by her son.”

Officers responded, and along with West Hartford Fire Department paramedics provided emergency medical treatment to the victims.

The mother and daughter were transported via ambulance to St. Francis Hospital, and the daughter was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said there is no history of any previous visits to this house. The incident was isolated to the home, and there is no danger to the public, police said.

The case remains under investigation, and names of the parties have not been released by police.

No motive for the stabbing has yet been determined, police said.

Members of the West Hartford Police Detective Division are expected to remain at the scene on Stoner Drive throughout the night.

[Updated, 7:10 p.m.]

Mayor Shari Cantor said Monday night that everyone is broken-hearted to hear the tragic news of Monday’s fatal stabbing.

“I have been in constant communication with the town manager, police chief, and superintendent of schools. We are very grateful to our first responders for their professional and caring response,” she said.

“We will do everything we can to support the family, students, staff, and the community through this extremely difficult time,” said Cantor.

[Updated, 6:40 p.m.]

Superintendent of School Tom Moore issued the following message to West Hartford Public Schools families Monday night:

“Good evening. Earlier today we were informed by West Hartford Police of a tragic event occurring in the home of one of our families. In difficult times, we do all that we can to support our families, students and staff members in dealing with crises. We will have mental health professionals available for students and staff at our schools, both tomorrow and in the coming days. Please keep this family, their friends, and all of our children in your thoughts and prayers.”

Moore did not release the name of the student who died, but according to unconfirmed sources the deceased was a seventh-grader at Sedgwick Middle School.

[Updated, 6 p.m.]

A 12-year-old juvenile has died as the result of a domestic incident that took place on Stoner Drive Monday afternoon, Assistant Police Chief Dan Coppinger said.

He did not release the gender of the individual who died.

A juvenile suspect has been arrested. Coppinger does not have any information about what the charges will be and whether or not the juvenile will be charged as an adult, he said.

Both juveniles live at 187 Stoner Dr., Coppinger said.

Two other people remain in stable condition at area hospitals, Coppinger said.

Coppinger said that the incident remains under investigation. No motive has been determined at this point.

According to neighbors, the two children who live at the house are twins.

Original Story

West Hartford Police are investigating what they are calling a domestic incident that has resulted in injury to three people at 187 Stoner Dr.

According to West Hartford Police Chief Vernon Riddick, three people were taken to the hospital. One person has been arrested, Riddick said.

Information about their condition is not yet available from police.

A neighbor, who did not want her name to be used, said that she was outside walking the dog when she came upon a grisly scene where she saw one person covered in blood. Another person was unconscious according to the neighbor. She also said she saw what appeared to be a juvenile in handcuffs.

Another neighbor said that she had heard screaming and saw what appeared to be a commotion near the garage of the home. 

Assistant Chief Dan Coppinger said that the three injured parties are all alive but he could not comment on the extent of the injuries. Police will not confirm whether or not the person arrested is an adult or juvenile. 

Coppinger said that there is no danger to the public.

Police are continuing to investigate and have not released any further details. Representatives from the State’s Attorney’s Office are on scene along with multiple police cars.

A portion of Stoner Drive is closed to traffic.

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