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Man Arrested in New Year's Stabbing Death

Man Arrested in New Year's Stabbing Death and Hartford Police
Police have arrested a teen accused of stabbing a West Hartford man in Hartford on New Year's Day.

Hartford police major crimes detectives have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of 20-year-old West Hartford man just after midnight on New Year’s Day, police said.

Police identified the victim as Jonathan Douglin, 20, of West Hartford, a former Conard High School student who played football for the high school team, as well as other teams, according to his obituary. 

Police have charged Tequile Walwyn, 19, of Hartford, with murder.

Officers found Douglin when they responded to the Eight Sixty Skate Shop, an indoor skate park, at 41 Francis Ave. at 12:09 a.m. on Friday to investigate reports of a stabbing.

Police said he had been stabbed in the abdomen and chest and was transported to Hartford Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:11 a.m.

Police obtained a warrant on Monday for Walwyn and he turned himself in to police around 11 a.m. after learning of the warrant. 

Bond was set at $250,000. Walwyn, who has no prior criminal history in Hartford, is due in court on Tuesday. 

This was the first homicide in the city in 2016. In 2015, there were 31 homicides in Hartford.

A vigil will be held for Douglin on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 5:00 pm by Mothers United Against Violence.