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Police: Man who stabbed roommate struck by car leaving scene

January 23, 2019

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Police have charged a Connecticut man they say stabbed his 60-year-old roommate multiple times before he was struck by a car as he left the scene on foot.

Carmelo Rivera was charged Wednesday with criminal attempt of murder and first-degree assault of an elderly person for allegedly attacking his roommate in their Shelton apartment Tuesday night.

Police say the men were arguing when the 26-year-old Rivera stabbed the victim multiple times. Rivera then stepped into the street where he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Both men were taken to the hospital. The older man was listed in critical but stable condition.

Rivera was being held on $50,000 bond pending arraignment. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.

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