Man Accused of Stabbing Ex-Roommate

Thursday, Jul 4, 2013  |  Updated 10:29 AM EDT
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Man Accused of Stabbing Ex-Roommate

Hamden Police have arrested a suspect in a stabbing.

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Hamden police have arrested a New Haven man accused of stabbing his ex-roommate in a parking lot on Wednesday night. 

Police were responding to a report of a fight in the parking lot of 1245 Dixwell around 8:30 p.m. when Officer Michael Nawrocki noticed a car speeding away from the area and stopped it on Mill Rock Road, police said.

The driver, Samuel Redd, 28, of New Haven, had been stabbed in the shoulder and told Nawrocki he was driving himself to a local hospital, according to police.

Police contacted Hamden Fire Rescue for medical assistance and Redd was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Police investigated and said Redd and his former roommate, Maurice Heard, 29, were involved in a verbal altercation in the area of 1245 Dixwell Avenue that turned physical and Heard stabbed Redd in the shoulder.

Heard, of New Haven, was charged with assault in the second degree and breach of peace.
He was detained at police headquarters on a $5,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in court in Meriden on July 5.

Police have also filed charges against Redd. He was charged with breach of peace.

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