Police ID Man Killed in Hartford Stabbing

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A man is dead after a stabbing in Hartford Monday, according to police.

Police said they were called to 286 Bellevue St. around 5:30 p.m. for a report of a man down in the building's hallway. When they arrived they found the victim, later identified as 52-year-old Francisco Aponte, suffering from apparent stab wounds.

Aponte was taken to Saint Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they found two crime scenes - one in an apartment and one in the hallway, and it does not appear to be a random attack.

Hartford police provide an update on a homicide investigation on Bellevue Street.

A person of interest is in custody after being arrested on a parole violation, but no charges have been filed in the homicide case.

This is the city's third homicide of the year.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can contact the Hartford Police Department at 860-722-TIPS.

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