Troy police make arrest in homicide investigation


TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Troy Police made an arrest regarding the homicide investigation which began Tuesday night.

Troy Police arrested and charged Jeremy Skeen, 34, with manslaughter in the first degree for stabbing and killing a man at the Martin Luther King apartments at around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, police said the victim, Andre McClenos, 30, was located and treated on scene by members of the fire department and was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Skeen resides in the Bronx, but was said to have been visiting his girlfriend at the time of the incident in question. Captain Steven Barker of Troy Police says there are domestic violence aspects of the investigation, but could not confirm details of a relationship between Skeen and McClenos.

“There is some storied relationship between our victim and a person within that apartment, and it’s known to the different agencies within Troy,” Captain Barker said, “so now it’s time for us to lean on those partners to determine what has been done, and certainly what could be done for those people involved.”

Despite conversations in court revealing Skeen made potential admissions to police, he pleaded not guilty to all charges.

“There was certainly a cooperation on scene. Skeen was on scene when our patrols first arrived and he spoke with detectives last night,” Captain Barker said, “that conversation certainly yielded some details about what had occurred, and Skeen’s perspective.”

Skeen was remanded without bail and is expected back in court on March 9th.

NEWS10 will update this article with new information as it becomes available.

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