Just after midnight, officers responded to a 911 call of a person stabbed on a Congress Avenue sidewalk, adjacent to a Cedar Street medical building. According to police, it was later learned that there had been a dispute and a physical altercation between two men before one of the men stabbed the other and fled on foot.
An ambulance took the victim to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Secundino Ramirez.
Police say Ramirez and two of his male friends were traveling around the city in a car. Police believe all three were drinking when Ramirez and a passenger. Ramirez and the other man exited the vehicle with the driver drove away. The argument escalated into a fistfight, which lead to Ramirez being fatally stabbed. The suspect fled the area on foot.
Surveillance footage captured from the Congress Avenue and Cedar Street aided detectives along with mutual professionals to identify the suspect as Marcial Morales, 21 of New Haven. Detectives learned Morales had an active warrant.
Police spotted Morales Saturday on Garden Street and arrested him. More infromation is pending.
This is New Haven’s third homicide of 2020.