Posted at: 08/05/2012 12:28 AM
By: by Dan Bazile
TROY - Police remained at the scene early Saturday afternoon on the Fourth Street bridge in South
Troy Police Chief John Cooney told us, “We believe there was some type of weapon involved, not a fire arm, based on blunt trauma to the head.”
Police believe it was a blunt instrument, a baseball bat or metal pipe. Police received the call around from the medical staff at Albany Medical Center that the victim was brought in by a group of people, and that the injuries they saw were most likely life threatening.
The investigation so far, has led police to an initial argument and a minor assault on the
Cooney said, “In attempting to ascertain identification, we've come to realize that we are most likely dealing with undocumented aliens from the country of
Neighbors say they know the group and they seemed like nice people. Kurt Mason, who recently moved near the bridge, says he's not surprised.
Kurt said Saturday, “When we first moved in, there were a couple of shootings within the first months. Now we have this. It’s not the nicest neighborhood.”
Police say neighbors should not fear for their safety, because the beating was an isolated incident; a fight that started and ended badly among a close knit group.