Juvenile charged with Danbury stabbing death

Emanuel Von Harris

Emanuel Von Harris

UPDATE – 9:48 a.m. – Danbury police have identified the juvenile charged with murder in the death of a 19-year-old city man over the weekend.

Emanuel Von Harris, 17, of Danbury, is facing charges of murder and assault in juvenile court.

Danbury police said they were permitted to release Harris’ name and photo due to the nature of the charges against him.

DANBURY — City police charged a 17-year-old boy with murder late Wednesday for the stabbing death of Luan Pitol, 19, on Wooster Street late Saturday.

The juvenile also faces a charge of assault and is being held in Bridgeport Juvenile Detention.

The teen’s arrest came after an investigation into a large fight at Wooster and Grand streets shortly before 12 a.m. Sunday. When police arrived they found Pitol and another stab victim, 20, receiving emergency medical treatment. Others involved in the fight had fled.

Pitol was later pronounced dead of a stab wound to the torso. The 20-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was treated for what police called non-life threatening injuries.

Little information on what led to the incident was available though police said they believe it was an “isolated incident.”

“It appears though the investigation that it was an isolated incident,” said Danbury Police Lt. Christian Carroccio, the department spokesperson.

Pitol, an apprentice carpenter who lived with his parents on Stillman Avenue, was born in Brazil, came to the U.S. at the age of 9 and attended schools in Danbury. He was an active member of the Brazilian Communityof St. Peter Parish of Danbury and the Brazilian Catholic Center.

Dennis O'Malley