Danbury detective witnessed stabbing, arrested suspect

October 31, 2018 GMT

DANBURY — A city resident was charged Tuesday after a detective saw the resident stab another man during a heated argument, police said Wednesday.

Gabriel Silba, 21, of Danbury, was charged with first-degree robbery, sixth-degree larceny, first-degree assault and breach of peace.

Around 12:35 p.m. Tuesday, Danbury police arrested Silba on Main Street for charges stemming from a violent crime, witnessed by a detective.

Detective Len LaBonia was driving an unmarked police car on Main Street when he saw two men, one of which was later identified as Silba, in a heated argument.

“As Detective LeBonia exited his car to intervene, he witnessed Silba stab the other man in his stomach,” Detective Lt. Mark Williams said.

After the stabbing, Williams said, Silba tried to flee but was quickly caught by LaBonia. Later, a police investigation showed that the stabbing was related to Silba taking a pair of boots from the other man.

The man who was stabbed was taken to Danbury Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for his injuries. And Silba was taken into custody.

Silba’s bail was set at $250,000.