Norwalk Teenager Charged In Stabbing

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NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk teenager suspected of stabbing a man Monday was apprehended Wednesday in a foot pursuit at Suncrest Village, Norwalk police said.

Police used surveillance video to identify the 15-year-old suspect in the stabbing that occurred during a fight at about 3 p.m. at a Connecticut Avenue barber shop, according to a press release from Lt. Timothy Murphy, commander of the detective squad.

Police received multiple phone calls reporting the fight in progress at Zack's Barber Shop, 135 Connecticut Ave., Murphy said. Suspects fled and police found a 21-year-old victim bleeding profusely from a wound to his arm. He was transported to Norwalk Hospital.

Officers in the area, including an officer on an extra-duty traffic assignment, stopped and questioned two known gang members, Murphy said.

Police obtained an arrest warrant Wednesday for the teenager identified in the video. They also got a search warrant to look for evidence at the suspect's home. When police arrived at about 3:30 p.m., the suspect and other youths ran, Murphy said. Sgt. Marc Lepore and Detectives Louie Giannattasio and Shannon Sherry found him on the other side of the complex, and Giannattasio apprehended him after a short foot chase, police said.

The teen was charged with assault first degree, assault third degree, carrying a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, breach of peace and reckless endangerment first degree, and remanded to the custody of Mead Hall Juvenile Detention Center in Bridgeport.

Correction made, 3:16 p.m.

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rerbc:

Where is SUNCREST Village????

lwitherspoon:

Police used surveillance video to identify the 15-year-old suspect in the stabbing that occurred during a fight at about 3 p.m. at a Connecticut Avenue barber shop, according to a press release from Lt. Timothy Murphy, commander of the detective squad.

Officers in the area, including an officer on an extra-duty traffic assignment, stopped and questioned two known gang members, Murphy said.

Police obtained an arrest warrant Wednesday for the teenager identified in the video. They also got a search warrant to look for evidence at the suspect's home. When police arrived at about 3:30 p.m., the suspect and other youths ran, Murphy said. Sgt. Marc Lepore and Detectives Louie Giannattasio and Shannon Sherry found him on the other side of the complex, and Giannattasio apprehended him after a short foot chase, police said.

Tim T:

Spooner
Thank You for providing the evidence to support my claim

""investigating" What investigation the guy that was stabbed knew the stabbers name..I don't think I would call that an investigation"

As you said "Police used surveillance video to identify the 15-year-old suspect " This is how the stabbing victim identified the scum

Also shame you could not make it for lunch Friday. We will have to reschedule.

RML:

Oh Tim stop it. Such negativity. They caught the kid so that's GREAT!!!!

The problem we have here is parents are not parents anymore. Kids now-a-days call their grandmother mommy, and the female

who birth them by their first name or grandma is in her 30's. Bottom line....NO HOME TRAINING!!!!! If "babies" would stop having babies!!!!!! The state should stop paying for these girls to have babies and giving them medical. They are making it too easy. I can go on and on on this topic. It makes me so angry. We need to start at the ROOT of the problem. Uggghhh!!!!

Tim T:

RML
"The problem we have here is parents are not parents anymore. Kids now-a-days call their grandmother mommy, and the female"
That is very true however this is the world today and this become societies issue to deal with.
Also I was not being negative as I said I was glad they caught the scum. I was pointing out to some that this is not the time to be erecting monuments to the NPD as they have many many more losses than wins.

lwitherspoon:

@RML

Very perceptive comment regarding the lack of parental supervision. In a lot of cases the baby daddy is nowhere to be found and the mother couldn't pursue higher education because she had kids so young and now has to take care of those kids. As a result she has to spend long hours working at a low-paying job to try and make a better life for her children. That leaves them to be raised by grandparents, if they're lucky, or less-caring strangers, or possibly their siblings who are just a few years older and don't have good judgement yet.

I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that babies need to stop having babies. Unfortunately the solution is more complicated than cutting off aid to those girls who do have babies. Throwing those girls deep into poverty dramatically increases the likelihood that they or their kids become criminals later in life, which we then pay for with expensive prisons. I agree that there should be consequences, and living off of the taxpayers should be made as uncomfortable as possible with very strict accountability, but I'm not sure that taxpayers are best served by simply cutting off aid entirely. At least with aid, you can attach conditions and demand accountability, although I don't know if it's being done at the moment.

There's a chapter in the excellent book "Freakonomics" about how the massive drop in violent crime seen in America during the 90s is directly attributable to the legalization of abortion back in the 70s. Pregnant girls who weren't able to support children and be parents were no longer forced to try and do so, because they could have abortions instead, which led to fewer neglected kids growing into full-fledged criminals in their late teens and early 20s. Do the math - from the 70s to 20 years later, and you're in the 1990s, and violent crime dropped dramatically. I'm not suggesting that there needs to be more abortion, I bring up this example to suggest that this is a problem that can't be solved overnight, it needs a long-term solution. If you start now, you probably don't see a payoff until 20 years from now. Such a solution would 1) more strongly encourage kids to not get pregnant and 2) ensure that those who DO have kids don't neglect them in ways that harm the rest of society.

There are all kinds of creative public service advertisements aimed at preventing smoking, and they have helped. I wonder why we don't see the same advertisements aimed at preventing teen pregnancy. Also, respected political leaders right up to and including President Obama are uniquely positioned to push for a change in the culture by speaking out on this issue, and would win a lot of swing votes in the process. Why don't they?

Broad River:

@ Spoon;
First, I just want to say good morning and I hope you and yours enjoy the holiday weekend.

About the 20 year reflection, I want to agree and say it is how it occurs 99% of the time. Circumstances and youthful raging hormones bring about a life of neglect for the newborn, locked into a system where the only thing they learn is how to work the system and a blatant lack of self respect, totally absent parenting skills and such a bleak future that aspirations and goals dissipate in a house with your sibling as you parent. These sort of conditions bring on the apathy and malcontent that literally breeds a hostile persona which leeds to a (short) life of crime. Without any self respect and no prospects for the future and neighbors being killed around you, your own life becomes so devalued that sure, why not do the same, there's no reason to think they will live beyond their 20's-30's.
Now we have a pill in pharmacy's that a girl can ask for, needs no parental approval and can terminate a pregnancy early on in gestation.
I wonder how well this will work. Church screaming murder, parents advising, ' don't do as I did', Moralists advancing the idea of prolific amoral kids having sex without consequences. Well the consequences we are experiencing currently and historically are horrific. I sincerely hope the girl, who will ultimately bare the burden of a absentee father, take the pill when it's applicable because the little blue stick in pregnancy test kits is about 3 weeks to late. Growing up with little self-esteem and an absent role model or a very poor role model is one of the things that betrays the girls into thinking intimacy will lead to love. Some of the guys just see it as another notch on their belt and this is some upside down thinking allows them to think this makes them a man. It can happen anywhere but moire likely in poverty situations, assisted rent or low rent housing and this is also where the fledgling criminals are concentrated. So it seems to me it's a catch 22 all around, a dismal vicious circle, the dog chasing it's tail or boy chasing the girl and the tail wagging the dog. Every day ( as timmi-sez ) the next ' stabber ' is born.
It's something that needs to be stopped at the well head, the thru put is barrel by barrel and we are in the position of only having a pail at the other end. Partially due to the Bible thumping Church practically fostering illegitimate children, others screaming the bill of rights, others condemning it as racial sterilization, a sort of nazism. As disgusting as many might think, my observation is that when you put to many in a confined space they thin their own herd. As far as advertising goes, it's difficult for people to realize that the same government that suggests you don't smoke and curb you alcohol intake is the very same government that maintains the legality of smoking and drinking, is a good thing. Pregnancy alternatives? Hmm One of my kids went to NHU and commennted to me that in New Hampshire the state controls the sale of alcohol by way of state stores and the place to buy alcohol was on the interstate. She was baffled by this irony where the next billboard supported not drinking and driving. She drove home, for me, an excellent point.

lwitherspoon:

@Broad

Thank you for your kind wishes and the same to you.

I'm glad you brought up the morning-after pill, I wonder if it will lead to a drop in unwanted pregnancies, neglected children, and ultimately crime similar to the way that abortion did.

Good point about the church's negative influence on this issue. Between the sex, religion, and potential accusations of racism or eugenics, it's not a surprise that this topic doesn't get much public attention from the elected officials who are in a position make a difference. But it should be discussed, because the simple fact is that if you have a child before finishing college, you will struggle mightily to provide for that child, find a lifetime mate for yourself, raise that child into a productive member of society, and live a good life. These are truisms regardless of your skin color; in fact I bet if we looked at the data we would see that teen pregnancy correlates more with socioeconomic status than with race.

President Obama is in a unique position to speak out on this issue, the same way that Nixon went to China. His words would have a real impact, and he would win over lots of swing voters. So I truly wonder why he doesn't say and do more. Maybe it's because single low-income mothers are overwhelmingly Obama voters, and he doesn't want to offend them by implying that they made a big mistake when they got pregnant. What a shame.

Tim T:

Spooner
Congrads on your nuttest post yet

Paige:

@ Broad and Spoon,

Hi, guys. Hey, I hope you both are having a great week-end. I've got a nice list of projects that I am slowly working my way through.

A couple of thoughts:

A while ago, I heard someone involved with the Juvenile Justice system say that his "clients" were getting younger and younger. The other comment was that they were not at all fazed by the fact that they would have a rap sheet and a parole officer. As a matter of fact, it was considered a status symbol. With that kind of pervasive attitude, what can you expect?

About four years ago, I was in another town and heard about a 10 year old girl who was expecting. She and the baby's father, who was all of 11, had heard so much about sex that they decided to "try" it. It was a very successful attempt. It was a given that this child was going to keep the baby and the question of the day was whether she should get her own apartment with the baby or if she should live in some kind of supervised care situation. Hearing the social workers talking, it was like this was the best thing that ever happened to this child. If all went well, the baby should be starting preschool soon and mom should be about 15 now. Whenever that child comes to mind, I pray for both her and the baby.

These things are something to seriously consider.

lwitherspoon:

@Paige

Thanks, same to you.

What heart-wrenching anecdotes. Any thoughts on what we as a society can do to reduce this self-destructive behavior?

lwitherspoon:

Kudos to the Norwalk PD for investigating, solving, and arresting the perpetrator of this violent crime. Job well done!

Tim T:

"investigating" What investigation the guy that was stabbed knew the stabbers name..I don't think I would call that an investigation

NorwalkLifer:

Good, one down

Tim T:

Yes lifer "one" down and the key word being one. Unfortunately we have 100's more to go. With that said I am glad the NPD at least caught this "one".

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