Police in Hartford are investigating after they said a 17-year-old fatally stabbed his uncle on Monday afternoon.
It happened at an apartment on Van Block Avenue around 1:30 p.m.
Deputy Police Chief Brian Foley said a 17-year-old reportedly stabbed his 71-year-old uncle in the stomach.
Police said multiple family members were inside when the suspect began stabbing his great uncle.
Both of the men lived at the apartment.
Reverend Henry Brown, who was at the scene shortly after, knows both the mother and the teen, and said the teen "snapped."
"This is a time when we should be gearing up to celebrate the holidays but unfortunately, we have two families who won't be celebrating," Brown said.
It is unclear what made him so angry, but several family members did try to intervene by pulling the teen off the 71-year-old but they weren't successful.
“What caused the argument, we are unsure. Right now, not a whole lot could have transpired, so it was very odd that this happened. We're going to look into other issues that may be going on or may have complicated how the suspect was behaving,” Foley said.
The victim was taken to Hartford Hospital where he died about an hour after arriving.
The teenage suspect is in police custody and will be in court on Tuesday.
This is the second homicide in just the last four days.
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