Former Intern for Connecticut Congressman Stabbed to Death in D.C.

The former intern of a Connecticut congressman was stabbed to death on a subway platform in Washington, D.C., Saturday afternoon, authorities say.

Kevin Joseph Sutherland, 24, was stabbed to death at the Metro station in the the northeastern portion of the nation's capital, authorities say. A warrant for Jasper Spires, the man suspected of stabbing Sutherland, has been issued, and authorities say Spires is considered armed and dangerous.

Sutherland, originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, was an intern for Rep. Jim Himes, a Democrat who represents portions of Fairfield County including Stamford and Bridgeport.

Hines mourned Sutherland on Twitter Sunday.

Am absolutely heartbroken by the tragic loss of intern, staffer & wonderful friend, Kevin Sutherland. I've known few as selfless & decent.

Sutherland was a recent graduate of American University and worked as a digital strategist at New Blue Interactive.

"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 their Facebook page. "We are heartbroken to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family during this difficult time." 

Contact Us