New Haven police are investigating the death of a man who they said was stabbed by another city resident.
According to police, 51-year-old Stanley Maurice McLellan traveled to 106 Ivy St. with a knife to confront another man who's girlfriend lives there.
A fight ensued and McLellan was stabbed in the head by the male resident, possibly with the knife McLellan brought with him, police said.
Neighbors told Channel 3 that cases like these need to stop.
"It's not singled out to one neighborhood, there's violence everywhere," said Lee Bivens of New Haven.
Police said the resident claimed McLellan threatened to stab everyone.
The resident said he took the knife away and stabbed McLellan. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident took place on a front porch.
Police taped off the area for hours, closing a section of Ivy Street. The area is not far from the Lincoln-Bassett School, which is Kindergarten through 6th grade.
"They don't need this on their way to school," Bivens said. "You know, it can ruin what would be a great day for them."
The man who lives there was interviewed by detectives and has not been charged.
Police processed the scene. They took photographs and collected evidence in an effort to piece together what led up to the stabbing.
Passers-by said they were shaken by what happened.
"Why are people killing each other? What is really going on? What is it?" asked Marietta Hickey whose friend lives near the scene.
Police said they will treat the case as a homicide until they can determine if it was truly self-defense.
They are continuing their investigation and the case remains open.
Neighbors on Ivy Street said they hope to see more police in the area to stop the violence.
"If you come here at night, it's pretty lit up," said Nico Jones of New Haven. "They're doing what they can, they have shot spotters. I don't know how you can control that."
The state's attorney's office has been notified of the incident.
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