Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Sean J. Dolan – Public Information Officer
PIO #: 21-133
On 11/29/21 at approximately 2:15PM, Hamden Police responded to a stabbing that occurred near a city bus stop on Dixwell Avenue, adjacent to Hamden High School. School Resource Officer, Jeremy Brewer, was in front of the school and approached by a 9th grade student who had been stabbed. Officer Brewer escorted the student to the school nurse for treatment, while additional officers and paramedics responded to the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed that two students were involved in a physical altercation just off campus. During the fight, one of the students stabbed the other student multiple times in the back. A small folding knife was recovered by police and seized as evidence.
The 14-year-old victim was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital with multiple stab wounds to the back. The condition of the student is unknown at this time. The 13-year-old suspect, also a 9th grader, is in police custody and criminal charges are pending.
The investigation into the stabbing is ongoing. Anyone with information or video of the fight is asked to contact Detective Andrew Lipford of the Hamden Police Department Major Crimes Unit at 203-230-4055.