By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer
HARTFORD — A Hartford man, who was a student at Bulkeley High School, died on Bedford Street after receiving multiple stab wounds Sunday, police said.
The victim, Brian Salaman, 17, of 36 Bedford St., was found lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds to his torso and neck after Emergency Medical Services responded to a 911 call at 8: 10 p.m., police said. Salaman was immediately transported to St. Francis Hospital and was pronounced dead at 10:11 p.m.
Hartford Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez said the passing of a student is “always painful regardless of circumstances” and it’s upsetting when the subject of grief is a young man like Salaman.
Salaman was active in school sports and well-loved by his teachers, she said.
Officers arrested a suspect, Edwin Ruiz, 36, of 36 Bedford St. on scene without incident and charged him with one count of murder.
Major Crimes Division- Homicide Detectives investigated and learned that the suspect and victim became involved in a physical altercation outside of 36 Bedford St. resulting in the victim being stabbed.
After speaking to several witnesses, Major Crimes Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence and recovered items of evidentiary value.
Hartford Police Department is still seeking witnesses and information.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lieutenant Glendaly Garcia at 860-757-4043.