Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tragedy at UConn

Email alert from UConn to students:

UConn Police, with assistance from the CT State Police Major Crime Unit, are investigating a stabbing that occurred at approximately 12:33 AM on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at the Storrs campus.

At 12:33 AM, UConn Police found that two victims had been stabbed, both located in close proximity to the other along Hillside Rd. Both victims were transported from the scene by UConn ambulances to Windham Community Memorial Hospital.

UConn Police and CT State Police are actively investigating the incident which occurred subsequent to the evacuation of a sponsored dance at the UConn Student Union. A fire alarm pull station was activated at 12:26 AM and the altercation occurred outside the building between two groups of people after the evacuation. The stabbings occurred during the altercation.

One of the victims of the stabbing had been airlifted by Lifestar helicopter to St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT where he later succumbed to his injuries. The deceased is identified as:
Jasper T. Howard (UConn student) DOB 01-28-89
Miami, Florida

The second victim, who is not being identified, has been treated and released from the hospital.

UConn Police and CT State Police Major Crime Unit continue to actively investigate this incident and ask that anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident contact UConn Police at 860-486-4800.


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