Man Dies in Cheektowaga Assault

Attack happened in a car two weeks ago

Tom Puckett
May 30, 2019 - 1:53 pm

Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) Cheektowaga Police say a man has died from injuries suffered in an assault two weeks ago.

Police say at about 7:45 PM May 15th, Cheektowaga Police Dispatch received a call from Erie County 911. A caller stated to check on a male in the rear of a car at Harlem and Creekside.  Police say they located Richard Valenti, 65, of Lancaster, NY in the back of his vehicle and appeared to be a victim of an assault. Valenti was transported to ECMC where he succumbed to his injuries later that evening.

Cheektowaga Police are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Cheektowaga Police Detectives at 686-3505 or utilize TIP 411

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