Cops: Stratford Stabbing Victim 'Randomly Chosen'

Fedele Poppa of Stratford is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, in addition to other charges, for the incident on Canaan Court Sunday morning, police said.

Stratford police Monday arrested a 26-year-old local man who they say stabbed an 18-year-old male multiple times at random on Sunday.

Fedele Poppa is charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, among other charges, in connection with the Sunday morning stabbing in a parking lot at 41 Canaan Court, Stratford.

"At this time it appears that Poppa had randomly chosen the victim of the assault," Stratford Police Lt. Frank Eannotti said in a statement. "Several witnesses stated that he was seen walking through the apartment complex acting 'strangely.'"

The teenage victim was transported to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition as of Sunday. Police said Poppa fled the scene on foot.

The Stratford man is also charged with first-degree assault, breach of peace and possession of under four ounces of marijuana.

Poppa was held in lieu of $250,000 bond and is due in Bridgeport Superior Court March 7.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the detective bureau at 203.385.4126 and speak to Detective Rosenbaum, who can also be reached via email: rrosenbaum@townofstratford.com. The public can also call the Confidential TIPS hotline at 203.375.8477.


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