Police ID Victim's Ex-Boyfriend Charged in Deadly Double Stabbing in Hartford

Hartford Police / NBC Connecticut

Police have identified the man who is accused of injuring his ex-girlfriend and killing a Bloomfield man during a double stabbing in Hartford on Thursday.

Police said they responded to Sherman Street at 11:22 p.m. Thursday and found 38-year-old Dyshawn Copeland, of Bloomfield, with a traumatic injury to his neck and a female victim who was suffering from a hand trauma.

Both people were transported to St. Francis Hospital and Copeland was pronounced dead at 12:06 a.m., police said.

Authorities said they have arrested 44-year-old Troy Hayes, of Bloomfield, in connection to the double stabbing. Hayes is described as the ex-boyfriend of the woman and had no known association with Copeland.

Hayes is facing charges including murder and assault. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hartford police tip line at 860-722-8477.

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