Police: Man stabbed to death after a fight over a woman in Hartford’s first homicide of 2016

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HARTFORD -- A young man was stabbed to death early Friday morning in Hartford's first homicide of 2016 after a fight over a woman.

Police have identified the victim as Jonathan Douglin, 20, of West Hartford.

Hartford Police officials say the victim was stabbed twice at a party on 41 Francis Ave., EightSixty Custom skate shop and indoor skate park. Detectives were alerted just after midnight. They found Douglin with stab wounds to his abdomen and chest area, but he died at the hospital at 1:11 a.m.

Police said a group had rented the skate park and the party crowd was likely over 50 people.

The incident broke out as celebrations came to a close about two miles away, with busy crowds gathering for fireworks as Luke Bronin was sworn in as the city's new mayor.