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New York City Teenager Accused of Killing Man With Rock During Dispute on Hudson River

NYC Teen Accused of Killing Man With Rock During Argument
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Two men got into an argument near the Hudson River and it ended with one man dying after being hit in the head with a rock.

Aug. 24 2023, Published 2:02 p.m. ET

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A New York City teenager has been accused of fatally striking a man in the head with a rock near the Hudson River in Manhattan, according to authorities.

Around 5 p.m. on Aug. 23, officers located the 42-year-old victim unconscious with a head injury in the waters off Washington Heights, the New York Police Department announced.

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Investigators determined 19-year-old Miguel Cortez allegedly struck the victim in the head with a rock after the two men got into an argument near the shoreline.

The blow to the head caused the victim to tumble into the water, according to authorities.


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First responders pulled the victim out of the river and he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died, according to police.

Cortez and the victim knew each other, but detectives have not disclosed the nature of their relationship.

Cortez was arrested and charged with murder, officials said.


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