Police have a man in custody who is suspected of murdering a 71-year-old Waterbury home owner, who was evicting him from they house they lived in together.
Police arrested Theodore McMahon and said they are charging him with the murder of his landlord and roommate, George Marshall, 71.
Officers were called to 279 Capitol Avenue in Waterbury at 8:30 a.m. Friday to investigate a report of a disturbance that left two men covered in blood
Marshall had been trying for several months to evict his roommate, McMahon, and had finally filed the paperwork to do so and arranged for an officer to come serve an eviction notice, police said. When Marshall told him, the two men got into an argument and McMahon stabbed him, police said.
When an officer came to serve the eviction notice, he discovered the two men covered in blood. Marshall was unresponsive in his living room chair, bleeding heavily from a stab wound to the chest.
First responders tried unsuccessfully to revive him. Emergency crews pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police confirmed they are investigating the death as a homicide and that they are working to identify the victim.
Neighbors told NBC Connecticut that neighborhood where the fatal stabbing occurred is normally very quiet.
One man said that “things like this never happen here.”
The woman who lives across the street called it a scary situation.
“I woke up. I heard commotion outside, I looked out the window and saw all of this and I had no idea what was going on," neighbor Tonya Petteway said.
Police said no further information is available at this time but that updates will be provided as they come in.
McMahon is being processed at the Waterbury Police Department jail.
Police called Marshall's son and ex-wife on the west coast this afternoon to notify them about his death and said that he also had extended family in Connecticut.