Police identify teenager as fatal stabbing victim in Shelton

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Shelton police on Monday identified the victim of a fatal stabbing as a local teenager.

James McGrath was pronounced dead on Sunday after an incident late Saturday on Laurel Glen Drive, police said. Officers responding to a report of fighting and a stabbing found numerous teenagers outside a home. McGrath and three others had been stabbed, police said. The other victims were being treated at an area hospital.

McGrath was a junior at Fairfield Prep, a school spokesperson told multiple local media outlets.

“It is with profound sadness that the Fairfield Prep community mourns the sudden loss of one of our juniors,” the school said in a statement. “As the school responds to our grieving community, we hold him and his family and friends in our prayers at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 203-924-1544.

Jesse Leavenworth can be reached at jleavenworth@courant.com