A fifth person arrested in stabbing assault

Five teens were charged in connection with a May 2 stabbing in Shelton. Two of the names were not released due to their age. Shown from left are: Merita Rugova, Jeremy Thompson and Jamar Smith.
Five teens were charged in connection with a May 2 stabbing in Shelton. Two of the names were not released due to their age. Shown from left are: Merita Rugova, Jeremy Thompson and Jamar Smith.

 

Five teens — including three from Shelton — were arrested in connection with a May 2 stabbing in the city.

A 17-year-old from West Haven is believed to have stabbed a victim.

Initial reports

On May 2, shortly after midnight, Shelton police were contacted by St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. The hospital was reporting that a 19-year-old female came into the hospital with a stab wound, she said happened in Shelton.

Shelton officers responded to St. Vincent’s to talk to the victim. The victim said she was at a party in Shelton, when allegedly a fight broke out and she was stabbed. The victim was treated for a cut on her head and a stab wound to her back.

Police said an investigation by detectives revealed that a fight broke out between two females, and several people who were at the party jumped into the fight.

Five charged

All involved were arrested on a warrant. The names of the two 17-year-olds involved were not released due to their age.

A 17-year-old female from West Haven was charged July 9 with second-degree assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. She is the one police say is believed to have stabbed the victim.

Merita Rugova, 18, of 147 Center Street, Shelton, was charged July 9 with aiding and abetting second-degree assault, third-degree assault, and second-degree breach of peace. Police said she was involved in the assault on the victim. Rugova posted a $5,000 bond.

A 17-year-old female from Shelton was charged July 9 with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace.

Jeremy Thompson, 18, of 833 River Road, Shelton, was charged July 9 with interfering with an officer after misleading investigators during the course of the investigation, police reports allege. Thompson posted a $1,000.

Jamar Smith, 21, of 51 Sixth Street, Derby, was charged July 11 with second-degree assault, aiding and abetting second-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace. Smith posted a $15,000 bond.

No further arrests are expected in this investigation, police said.