NORTH HAVEN — Police are looking for a 15-year-old they say stabbed another person on Quinnipiac Avenue in what appears to have been a drug deal gone wrong.
The incident occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Police received a report that the passenger of motor vehicle on Quinnipiac Avenue was stabbed after the vehicle's driver offered to help a man they claimed had been walking in the middle of the road.
Police said the victim was stabbed multiple times in the chest before the teen fled. The driver then drove the victim to a clinic on Universal Drive. The victim was then transported to an area hospital with injuries police reported as “serious.”
Police said a witness fabricated a story that the victim in the stabbing had been a Good Samaritan offering to help the perpetrator. In actuality, police alleged, the victim and the suspect had been involved in a drug transaction. The suspect was originally reported as a thin-built white man, possibly in his 30s. who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and red pants.
Officers determined the suspect was actually a 15-year-old male. Officers seized the knife reportedly used in the stabbing.
No further details were available. The investigation is ongoing.
Police said there is no threat to the public at this time. Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information to call 203-239-5321.