Connecticut police: 16-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Enfield

Authorities have identified a person of interest in the case.

A 16-year-old boy was killed when he was stabbed outside of a house in Enfield, Connecticut, late Sunday night, the Hartford Courant reports.

Justin Brady was fatally stabbed outside of a home on Hoover Lane sometime around midnight, according to the newspaper.

Brady, a student at Enfield High School, did not live at the address, authorities told the Courant.

In a Facebook post Monday morning, the Enfield Police Department said it was investigating “a major incident” that took place overnight along with the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Unit.

Police told the Courant they have identified a person of interest in the case.

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In a statement posted on Twitter, Enfield High School said counseling was available to students and school staff.

“We are very sad to learn that an EHS student passed away over the weekend,” the statement said. “Any students who need support should report to the career center or cafeteria where we will have additional counseling staff available for all students and staff.”

Brady was a high school junior and played football for the school’s team, the Courant reports.

“He was always there when you needed him and always supported you no matter what,” an unnamed friend of Brady told the newspaper.

NBC Connecticut reports first responders to the scene Sunday performed CPR on Brady and used a defibrillator but he died after he was brought to a hospital.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to call the Enfield Police Department at 860-763-6400.