ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Officials from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest Thursday in connection to a death Wednesday night at Ontario Beach Park.
Authorities say deputies were on routine foot patrol at the park around 8 p.m. when they heard someone scream and saw a man on the ground.
According to police, deputies determined that two men were arguing and it led to a physical altercation where one of the men sustained a “significant” head injury. That man, an unnamed 29-year-old Rochester resident, was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
Officials say 43-year-old Carlos Mateo of Rochester was identified as a suspect and later arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide. He was released to pre-trail at arraignment.
Officials said Wednesday this altercation was an isolated incident.
“We want the public to know that this was an isolated incident more than likely it was just these two individuals with some sort of disagreement,” said Chief Deputy Michael Fowler. “We have a person of interest in custody, and the beach will be open tomorrow. “
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