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Update: Stabbing on James Street

On Thursday September 17, 2015, at approximately 9:52pm Hartford Police Department Patrol Officers were dispatched to an apartment at 69 James Street on a report of two people bleeding due to a fight. Upon arrival, Patrol Officers found a bloody scene with Roberto Perales, 55yo, suffering from a severe stab wound to his arm. He was provided first aid and EMS personnel transported him to St. Francis. At 10:35pm the victim was pronounced Deceased.

In the apartment, Patrol Officers also located Jose Colon, 67yo, bleeding from the head. He was transported to St. Francis, treated for non-life-threatening injury, and released into police custody.

Initial investigation is indicating that:
Roberto Perales is the nephew to Jose Colon (uncle). The two were temporarily staying together in an apartment at 69 James Street. This entire incident occurred within said apartment. The two had been consuming alcohol to intoxicating levels. Both engaged in an argument that soon became physical. At some point, Jose Colon went into the kitchen got a knife and stabbed Roberto Perales in the arm. The struggle continued, as Perales then was able gain control of the knife and stab Colon. A witness called police.

On Friday, Colon was released from the Hospital and taken to the Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division. He was arrested, charged with Murder and given a $1,000,000 bond.

The Hartford Police Department Major Crimes Division continues the investigation.

Victim: Roberto Perales, 55yo, DOB 12/10/1959, of 85 Dwight St, New Britain, CT.

Accused: Jose Colon, 67yo, DOB 1/5/1948, of 69 James Street Hartford, APT. 103 Hartford, CT
Charges: Murder
Bond: $1million

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