ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany Police are currently investigating a homicide that occurred on Western Avenue December 4.
Officers responded to a report of a broken window around 3:15 p.m. at 326 Western Avenue. Upon arrival, officers determined a burglary had occurred because the door appeared to be tampered with.
After officers then located a male tenant deceased inside a downstairs apartment.
The 27-year-old victim died as a result of injuries sustained during what appears to have been a physical altercation.
The neighbor of the deceased man who called 911 to report the burglary told NEWS10 ABC he was in a rehab program.
Police arrested 41-year-old Oscar Valcarel of Albany as a result of the burglary investigation. He was charged with Burglary in the Second Degree and Petit Larceny. His involvement in the death of the victim remains under investigation.
Valcarel was arraigned in Albany City Criminal Court Thursday and remanded to the Albany County Jail.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Albany Police Detective Division at (518) 462-8039.