Suspect arrested after reportedly attacking ex-girlfriend, fatally stabbing man in Hartford


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Hartford Police Department have arrested a man in connection with a double stabbing in Hartford on Thursday night.

According to Hartford police, officers were dispatched to 40 Sherman St. after reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, police said a male victim was suffering from a traumatic injury to his neck while a female victim suffered from a stabbing wound to her hand. Both were transported to St. Francis Hospital.

At 12:06 a.m. Friday, the male victim, identified as 38-year-old Dyshawn Copeland, of Bloomfield, was pronounced dead.

The unidentified woman said her ex-boyfriend, 44-year-old Troy Hayes, assaulted them inside of the apartment then fled.

Troy Hayes, 44, of Bloomfield. (Photo: Hartford Police)

Hayes, of Bloomfield, was arrested Friday when police found him riding a scooter on Trumbull Street. He was charged with one count of murder and one count of assault second degree. He was booked under $1,000,000 bond.

Police said he had no association with the man.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hartford Police Tip line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

Anyone experiencing domestic violence/intimate partner abuse is encouraged to call the CT Interval
House 24-Hour Hotline at (888) 774-2900.

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