Shelton Man Stabbed Roommate, Then Hit by Car: Police

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man they say stabbed his roommate before being hit by a car in Shelton on Tuesday night.

Carmelo Rivera got into an argument with his 60-year-old roommate that escalated into Rivera grabbing a knife and stabbing the roommate, according to police.

Rivera then left the apartment on Howe Avenue and stepped into traffic, where he was hit by a passing car, police said.

Officers arriving just after 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday night found Rivera unconscious at the scene.

They also found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds.

Both the victim and Rivera were taken to the hospital, where the victim is listed in critical but stable condition.

Rivera was treated and then charged Wednesday morning with criminal attempted murder and first-degree assault of an elderly person.

He was held on $500,000 bond and taken to Derby Superior Court to be arraigned.

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