Thursday, December 11, 2008

Three Stabbed in Pool Hall Brawl

By Conor Greene

Three men ended up in local hospitals with stab wounds following a “large fight” outside a Ridgewood pool hall, according to police.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the report of a fight in front of Arena Billiards and Café at 341 St. Nicholas Avenue at 2:19 a.m. on December 7. A security guard advised the officers that the individuals involved in the fight had fled the scene.

About 45 minutes later, the precinct received a report from Wyckoff Hospital of two men being treated for stab wounds. An officer responded to the hospital and found that Samuel Garcia, 21, and Hector Santiago, 22, both of Madison Avenue, were being treated. Garcia was admitted to the hospital with an abdomen wound, while Santiago was treated for a laceration on his right arm and released.

Meanwhile, the precinct was also notified that a third victim was in Kings County Hospital with a stab wound. An officer from the 71st Precinct in Brooklyn responded and met Victor Agosto, 45, of Grove Street. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment of several stab wounds to his lower back, said police.

A crime scene was established at the billiards hall while detectives interviewed the victims. Police say the three men were uncooperative and the cause of the fight is not known. All were expected to survive. As of press time, there was no information available on any arrests.

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