Arrest made in connection with Enfield teen’s stabbing death


ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – Enfield police have made an arrest in the stabbing death of an Enfield High School student.

According to court documents released by the Enfield Police Department, 18-year-old Shyhiem Tyrieke Adams has been charged with first degree manslaughter in connection with the death of 16-year-old Justin Brady.

Brady was found suffering from stab wounds outside 15 Hoover Lane just after midnight Monday. He was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, where he later died.

Adams broke down crying and appeared to faint during his arraignment Tuesday afternoon, dropping to the floor.

Web Extra: Full Video of Adam’s arraignment. Video has been muted at parts to block swears.

Fights erupted outside after the judge ordered the courtroom cleared.

Adams case was transferred to Hartford Superior Court for arraignment on September 24th. 

He is being held in lieu of $750,000 bond.

22News sister station WTNH was outside as fights erupted outside of the courtroom (video below).

According to court documents, Brady and Adams allegedly met on Hoover Lane to fight after exchanging messages on Snapchat. A witness reported to police that the interaction between Adams and Brady became physical “right away.”

The witness report indicates Adams, also known as ‘Trey’, then stabbed Brady multiple times before going inside the home on Hoover Lane and leaving in a car with other people.

Police allegedly found two knives inside the Hoover Lane home, one of which was hidden between the box spring and mattress in one of the bedrooms.

Read more: Enfield PD: Teen stabbed to death overnight

Local and state police are continuing to investigate the teen’s death. 

As a precaution, Enfield Public School says there will be an increased police presence at the high school.

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