A Bristol man was arrested and charged with murder on Friday after he allegedly killed his next-door neighbor during a party.
Bristol police showed up to Lincoln Street around 3:30 a.m. Friday and found 36-year-old Jerry Duncan stabbed to death in a second-floor apartment.
“It’s very scary, very scary, especially when I have a three-year-old and he's asking me questions,” said neighbor Jill Duclose. “I went and looked… I was like, oh my god.”
Investigators arrested apartment resident Jeffrey Hall, 43, in connection with the crime. They told NBC Connecticut Duncan and Hall were partying when they got into an argument. That’s when Hall allegedly pulled out a knife.
Duclose said Hall recently moved in and she had just met him. “He said he’s friendly with people, he doesn't like drama, he doesn't like fighting, so once I heard it was him, it was a shock,” Duclose said.
The victim’s family would not go on camera, but said that Duncan, a father of two young kids, had just gotten home from work. Hall was supposedly throwing a loud party, so Duncan walked over and asked him to turn the music down. He never came home.
Neighbors said the late-night parties had been a constant at this apartment for the last few weeks.
“Music on and talking," said Duclose. "I see them drinking.”
Hall was in police custody on a $1,500,000 bond Friday night. He was charged with murder and is expected to face a judge Monday.