Monday, August 15, 2011

What I Saw


At 9:55 p.m., Ptl. Jared Stanzione was on patrol on Hamilton Street when he noticed a young man stumbling and then collapsing on the street. Stanzione went to check on the young man and noticed blood on his back and several puncture wounds consistent with stabbing on his left side.

Around 10:00 there were four or five police cars across the street with a Hispanic male spread out over the hood of one of them. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but one of the cops raised his voice enough to be heard above the excellent skateboarding documentary I was watching, which is actually pretty unusual.

So I looked out, couldn't really determine if one of my neighbors was the person being searched, but noticed that our new neighbors whom I haven't had much of a chance to talk to were outside. Since things seemed to be calming down, I went over for a chat.

So, we were standing and talking at the entrance of their house, about thirty feet from the closest cops, when this kid came down the street with no shirt on, scratches and blood down his shirt. As he passed us, we could see a lot of blood soaking the back of his pants. He just laid down on the sidewalk near the cops, and they came over, checked him out and called for an ambulance.

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