Officials identify teen killed in Hartford stabbing, man arrested

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A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing and killing a teen in Hartford on Wednesday night. 

According to authorities, officers responded to report of a stabbing took place on Park Street just before 11:30 p.m. When crews arrived, they say 19-year-old Jahvunique Dean of Hartford was found with a stab wound to the chest. 

Officials say the teen was taken to the hospital, where they were later pronounced dead.

Police say information about a suspect vehicle and the direction it was traveling was giving to officers on scene. They say they began to canvass the area and located the suspected car in a driveway on Broad Street. 

Officials say the suspect was located and later identified as 44-year-old John Drayton of Hartford. They say he was arrested, charged with murder and is being held on a $1 million bond.

This incident is the city’s 15th homicide this year.

News 8 will update this story as more information becomes available. Check back for updates.

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