FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A Trumbull native and former intern for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was stabbed to death in a Metro station in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, according to NBC Connecticut.
Kevin Joseph Sutherland, 24, was the son of Doug and Terry Sutherland and was a graduate of Trumbull High School and American University.
"Am absolutely heartbroken by the tragic loss of intern, staffer & wonderful friend, Kevin Sutherland. I've known few as selfless & decent," Himes said via Twitter on Sunday afternoon. Himes also posted a profile photo of himself with Sutherland.
Metropolitan Police are seeking Jasper Spires for first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing at the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station on the red line, NBC Connecticut said.
At the time of his death, Sutherland worked as a digital strategist at New Blue Interactive, a boutique digital/new media strategy firm that specializes in helping Democratic candidates and causes.
"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of our dear employee and friend Kevin Sutherland," said a statement from New Blue Interactive on its Facebook page. "We are heartbroken to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this difficult time."
"Kevin Sutherland was truly the best of us," Sasha Gilthorpe, president of the American University Student Government, said in a statement on Facebook. "He was incredibly kind. He was utterly and completely devoted to his friends. He used his intelligence and his talents to be a champion for what he believed in. We are all better for knowing Kevin."
“With immense sadness, on behalf of the Town of Trumbull, I offer my sincere condolences to the family of Kevin Sutherland,” First Selectman Timothy Herbst said via Twitter.
Read the full story here at the NBC Connecticut website.
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