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Man Killed After Being Shoved To Ground Amid Large Crowd In Stamford, Police Say

Stamford Police are investigating a homicide that took place during a large fight.
Stamford Police are investigating a homicide that took place during a large fight. Photo Credit: File

Police are investigating the homicide of a man who died of a head injury during a gathering of a large raucous crowd in Stamford.

The victim, 43-year-old Leobardo Quintero of Mexico, was found around 9:26 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, when the Stamford Police department's patrol division officers responded to the lower area of Alden Street near Stillwater Avenue for a report of an unconscious man, said Lt. Michael Noto.

Responding officers found a "tumultuous scene" where there were numerous people surrounding the victim who was lying on the sidewalk going in and out of consciousness, said Capt. Richard Conklin.

Quintero was transported by ambulance with an apparent head injury to the Stamford Hospital Emergency Room for treatment, where he died the following morning after being temporarily on life support, police said.

According to police, the night of the incident a large crowd had gathered on Alden Street and through an investigation, police found that a heated argument had ensued between several people and ended with the victim being violently pushed to the ground where he struck his head, resulting in a subdural hematoma.

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the cause of death as blunt impact injury of the head.

"The Major Crimes Unit of the Stamford Police Department is actively investigating this homicide in conjunction with the Stamford State’s Attorney’s Office," said Conklin. "While a person of interest has been developed, the criminal investigation is ongoing."

The Stamford Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact Sgt. Sean Boeger, 203-977-4421.

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