Police identify victim in fatal Danbury stabbing

DANBURY — Police on Monday identified the man who was fatally stabbed during a brawl late Saturday as 19-year-old Luan Pitol of Danbury.

Pitol, who worked as a carpenter, was one of two victims taken to Danbury Hospital after police responded to a report of a large fight at Grand and Wooster streets shortly before midnight.

Pitol was pronounced dead at the hospital. The second victim, a 20-year-old man also from Danbury, was wounded.

There was no word on the second victim’s condition on Monday, department spokesman Lt. John Browne said, but police previously indicated his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Police said Pitol and the second victim were being treated by emergency medical personnel when they arrived at the scene shortly after 11:52 p.m., They determined that several suspects had fled on foot before they arrived, but Police Chief Alan Baker said Sunday that investigators had located some witnesses interviewed them.

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon, but Browne said the stabbing does not appear to be related to two previous brawls involving groups of young people in the city, including a fight at the Danbury Fair mall in November and a stabbing at a fast food restaurant on Padanaram Road in October.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the department’s Detective Bureau at 203-797-4662.

John Pirro