BRIDGEPORT- A West Haven man, accused of fatally stabbing a local man in a fight over a mutual girlfriend, was ordered held Wednesday on $1 million bond.

Kenyon Gay, 41, of Honor Road, is accused of stabbing 39-year-old Razzie Hancock in the side of the chest with a kitchen knife Monday night following a dispute over the affections of a woman they were both seeing. The woman suffered a cut on her hand and a laceration by her left eye as she tried to break up the fight, police said.

Gay is charged with murder, carrying a dangerous weapon and second-degree assault.

It was the first homicide in the city this year.

During the arraignment hearing Wednesday afternoon, Special Assistant State’s Attorney Aza Gray urged Superior Court Judge Tracy Lee Dayton to set a high bond for Gay. The prosecutor said Gay had two prior domestic violence incidents with the female of interest and is currently in a pretrial drug program.

Gay’s lawyer, Assistant Public Defender Paul Scafariello, urged the judge for leniency. He said his client, a machinist in Milford, grew up in Bridgeport and graduated from Central High School and only recently moved to a basement apartment in West Haven.

After setting the bond the judge continued the case to Jan. 22.

Police said both Gay and the victim had been in a relationship with the woman, Gay for nine years and Hancock for eight months.

On Monday night, officers responding to a disturbance at Bishop and Connecticut avenues, found Hancock lying unresponsive on the sidewalk at the intersection. His clothes were covered in blood. He was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital.

Police said officers followed a trail of blood to the doorstep of an apartment on Bishop Avenue. The female victim answered the door. Police said she was very upset and had a cut under her eye.

They said she told them she had been home with Hancock when Gay entered the apartment using his key.

The two men got into an altercation and Gay grabbed a kitchen knife, police said. The woman tried to grab the knife from him and was cut on the hand.

Following Hancock getting stabbed, police said both men left the apartment.