Police investigate murder of Enfield high school student


Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death outside of an Enfield home overnight Sunday into Monday.

Police say that Enfield detectives, along with the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit, are investigating after a teen was stabbed outside of the home at 15 Hoover Lane and died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. 

Enfield police have identified the victim as Justin Brady, a junior at Enfield High School. 

Authorities say that the house on Hoover Lane is not the victim’s home but police would not say what they thought Brady was doing there.

Carol Censki lives nearby and said it was her husband that made the call.

She stated that a teenager lives across the street and regularly has friends over playing basketball late into the night.

She said her husband saw a group of teenagers hanging out just prior to seeing Brady lying in the street.

“I’m not shocked. This type of behavior, not a kid getting killed, but irresponsible, inconsideration for the neighbors goes on all the time. They’re outside playing basketball until 3 o’clock in the morning,” she explained.

Censki said there have been a few robberies and car break-ins, but nothing as serious as this.

According to police, officers have a person of interest in this case and are looking to talk to that person. The Chief of Enfield Police says that there is no apparent threat to anyone else.

Police are asking that anyone with information regarding the incident to contact police at 860-763-6400.

As a precaution, Enfield Public School says there will be an increased police presence at the high school in the coming days. They say police told officials that students and staff are not in danger and this incident was an isolated one that happened outside of school.

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