Police make arrest in fatal New London stabbing

Two New London Police officers guard the front of the building as the Connecticut State Police Major Crime squad conducts their investigation at 39 Tilley St. in New London Monday, December 11, 2017. New London Police have arrested Patrick McInerney, of Apt. 6 at that address, in the stabbing death of a man Sunday night. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Two New London Police officers guard the front of the building as the Connecticut State Police Major Crime squad conducts their investigation at 39 Tilley St. in New London Monday, December 11, 2017. New London Police have arrested Patrick McInerney, of Apt. 6 at that address, in the stabbing death of a man Sunday night. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Patrick McInerney
Patrick McInerney

New London — Police within a few hours of the crime arrested a man who allegedly fatally stabbed another man on Tilley Street Sunday night.

Patrick McInerney, 44, of 39 Tilley St., Apt. 6, is the accused. Police charged him with murder.

According to police, officers at 8:35 p.m. Sunday responded to 39 Tilley St., where they found a man lying on the steps of the second floor with a stab wound to the chest.

Crews took the man to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity has not yet been released.

Held on a $250,000 surety bond, McInerney was due in New London Superior Court for arraignment Monday.

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