Troy police were called to Glen Avenue by Winnie Avenue in the city around 3 a.m. Sunday morning for reports of a disturbance. When they arrived, they found a man with a wound to his chest. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Edgar Aquino from New York City.
"My son woke me up and was like woo-woo daddy, police, police and sure enough I saw all the lights outside from my first floor window," said Jose Gonzalez, who lives on Glen Avenue.
He didn't know it at the time, but a 26-year-old man was dying outside his home. Police say the victim was stabbed in the chest and taken to St. Mary's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
"It's scary, especially when you have kids," said Gonzalez.
"It is upsetting," said Sunithi Simmons, who also lives on Glen Avenue.
The area of Glen Avenue is right below the Martin Luther King Apartments. The two areas are connected by a bike path. Right now, police think the man traveled down that path after he was stabbed.
"We're early on in investigating exactly where it took place, how far he traveled, but it does appear he was able to travel some distance by foot," said Sgt. Joseph Centanni, with the Troy Police Department.
Police continued to search the scene for evidence Sunday, including the knife used. They say they have several leads, but don't have any suspects or a motive tonight. They say they are looking into reports of a party in the complex before the stabbing.
"It does appear he has some relation, we are not exactly sure to what extent, to this area," said Centanni.
As police investigate, neighbors wait on edge.
"It's horrible, keeps getting worse and worse around here," said Simmons.
"I just moved over here from another neighborhood because I thought this would be better, come to find out it's all over," said Gonzalez.