A 19-year-old is dead after being stabbed at a residence on Irving Street just after midnight Saturday morning. A press release said police came in contact with a car that contained four males, one of whom had sustained one or more stab wounds. The car was on the way to Bristol Hospital, where the victim died as a result of his wounds. Police also responded to a complaint of a disturbance on Irving Street, and later concluded that the stabbing occurred at that residence.
Sunday, Bristol police released the name of the victim who was Joseph (Joey) Klett, of Bristol, who passed away as a result of his stab wounds. Also Sunday, police said the suspect had been arrested after a motor vehicle stop in High Point North Carolina.
Joshua Daniels, 26, of 24 Conlon St., is being charged with the murder of Klett and was being held in North Carolina until he was extradited to Connecticut.
The High Point North Carolina Police Department contacted Bristol police at around 2 p.m. on Jan. 26 to notify them Daniels had been arrested.
A vigil will be held Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Rockwell Park to remember Klett, who was a graduate of Bristol Central High School. Principal Peter Winninger sent out a statement to staff members over the weekend which said, in part, “If you had Joey as a student, or worked with him at all, you know how engaging and personable he was. He could always bring a smile to your face even when he had you aggravated. Joey spent a lot of time working with the performing arts department his senior year helping build sets for productions. It was there that he showed his true colors. Put a set of tools in his had, give him a task and he got after it. He was a good kid.”