MANCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Manchester police have a suspect in custody following a search for a home invasion suspect who is accused of stabbing a woman and leaving her critically injured Thursday night.
Damion Davis, 35, of Hartford, was a frequent customer at the store where the victim worked as a clerk, according to police. He reportedly confessed to police and told them where he had left the knife.
Manchester police responded to a home at about 7 p.m. on Oakland Avenue for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they located a 23-year-old female suffering from multiple stab wounds to her abdomen.
Police said there were three other family members home at the time of the incident.
The victim was stabbed multiple times and was taken to the hospital to undergo surgery for life-threatening injuries, authorities said. As of Friday morning, police said she was out of surgery and in stable condition.
According to police, there was no sign of forced entry into the house.
“There’s no evidence that there was a forced entry, but the individual went inside the home, encountered the victim inside the kitchen, and that’s where the stabbing occurred,” said Lt. Ryan Shea, public information officer for Manchester Police Department.
Manchester police sent out an alert to residents warning them that the suspect was on the loose and to stay inside. Police later lifted the search Thursday night around 10 p.m. stating that there was no danger to the general public.
Doris Robotto, who owns DJ’s Grooming on Oakland Street found out about the stabbing when she woke up on Friday morning.
“The tenant had texted me that the police wanted to know if I had a security camera. I said, why? And he said there was a stabbing,” Robotto said.
Davis has been charged with first-degree assault, home invasion, carrying a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary and second-degree stalking. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
“These stabbings, these beatings, these killings, it’s got to stop,” Robotto said.