A vigil held tonight brought friends, family and community members together to remember the Bristol teen who was stabbed to death at a house party early Saturday morning.
Police found Joey Klett, 19, suffering from stab wounds when they stopped a speeding car just after midnight Saturday, police said. Klett was in the car with three other people, who told police they were heading to Bristol Hospital.
He received emergency treatment but died from his injuries, according to police. Investigators learned that Klett was stabbed at a party on Irving Street.
"Everybody said it was a shock," said Peter Levery, who attended the vigil at Rockwell Park. "Someone ran in and said someone got stabbed. Another person came in and said there was blood everywhere."
Friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Rockwell Park in Bristol on Monday.
"When I got the news, when I woke up, I was just crying," said Joshua Herrera, a friend of Klett's. "I would have never thought he would go so soon."
Joshua Daniels, of Conlon Street in Bristol, was identified as a suspect and taken into custody on Sunday afternoon in North Carolina, according to police. Daniels will be held in North Carolina and extradited to Connecticut.
"It made me really angry," Herrera said. "He's a young kid just learning how to live. Why would you take his life?"
Daniels will face murder charges after his return to Connecticut.