Police: 3 suspects stabbed victim during drug robbery

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NORWALK -

Three teens are facing charges in a stabbing that left the victim collapsed in the lobby of the Norwalk Courthouse, police say.

Two of the three suspects in that stabbing appeared Friday in the same courthouse where the victim was found and transported to Norwalk Hospital.

Shamar Askew and Gustavo Arriaga, both 18, were arraigned on robbery and assault charges. A third suspect, a juvenile, is also being charged in the assault.

Court documents say the men met the victim in a stairwell across the street from the courthouse, supposedly to buy marijuana.

A fight broke out that ended with the victim collapsing in the courthouse lobby with life-threatening stab wounds to his abdomen and back.

Police say the incident wasn't a drug deal but a robbery.

The bond for the two suspects that appeared in court was set at $200,000.

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