Enfield police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a local teen early Monday morning and there were emotional and heated outbursts outside the courtroom.
Shyheim Adams, 18, of Enfield, has been charged with manslaughter in the first degree in connection with the death of Justin Brady, according to Enfield police.
During a court appearance Tuesday afternoon, he fainted, according to the NBC Connecticut crew at the scene and five people were kicked out of the courtroom for outbursts.
Police said they responded to Hoover Lane in Enfield just after midnight Monday after receiving a 911 call from someone who saw a group of kids standing over a person on the ground and officers found Brady, who had been stabbed on the street.
Brady, who was an Enfield High School student, was transported to Bay State Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m.
A neighbor who said he witnessed the attack described a horrifying scene.
"He bled to death in front of me and I just can't believe it that nobody did anything except me for calling 911," the witness said.
The arrest warrant application says police believe that Brady and Adams met on Hoover Lane to fight and Adams and Adams stabbed Brady several times.
The witness said he heard yelling and saw some shoving before Brady fell to the ground.
"I wanted to do something myself but I couldn't I feared for my own life," he said.
Enfield police said the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit is assisting with the investigation.
Authorities, who did not identify a suspect Monday, said the "parties were acquainted."
Counselors remain at the school today.
Bond for Adams was set at $1 million, but the lowered to $750,000.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Enfield Police Department at 860-763-6400. The public is not in any danger, officials said.