Victim of North Windham Machete Attack in Critical Condition

Police said the suspect admitted to hitting the victim with a machete.

A North Windham man is accused of attacking a person with a machete on Wednesday night and the victim is in critical condition, according to state police.

State Troopers from Troop K-Colchester responded to James Drive in North Windham around 10:30 p.m. and found the victim, who had machete wounds on his left arm and chest, according to state police.

Police said 52-year-old Doran Shumway, a resident of the address troopers responded to, admitted to hitting the victim with a machete after they got into a confrontation.

Lifestar flew the victim to Hartford Hospital, where he is in critical condition. State police said his injuries are life-threatening.

Shumway was charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and additional charges, according to state police.

Bond was set at $1 million and he is due in court today.

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