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Teen arrested for New Year's Day homicide

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

New Haven Police have arrested a 17-year-old for a fatal stabbing that happened on New Year's Day. 

On Saturday afternoon, the teen, who lives in Hamden, turned himself in to New Haven Police. 

At about 2 p.m. on January 1, police were dispatched to the 300 block of Winthrop Ave. for the report of a stabbing. 

When officers arrived on scene, they found 34-year-old Chamar Suggs, stabbed. He had no pulse after being stabbed in the abdomen. 

Suggs was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he underwent surgery. He was placed on life support, but was removed from it on January 7 and died as a result of the assault. 

Witnesses told police they saw an argument between Suggs and the suspect. The argument escalated to violence and the teen allegedly stabbed Suggs with a kitchen knife. 

The suspect, who is not being identified because of his age, was charged with murder and sent to the Juvenile Detention Center in Bridgeport. 

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