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Amsterdam police at the scene of an alleged fatal shooting this morning at a Glen Avenue home.
Recorder News Staff

Amsterdam Police are investigating a potential homicide after a city man was found dead with an alleged gunshot wound in a Glen Avenue apartment this morning.

Alexander Martuscello, 23, was found dead today in the front room of his first floor apartment at 56 Glen Ave., according to Lt. Thomas Nethaway. This afternoon, Nethaway said police were interviewing “four persons of interest in the case.”

He said the incident is being investigated as a homicide to confirm or rule out the possibility.

“We are doing an investigating for a homicide, so we are talking to a lot of people and we’re following leads,” Nethaway said. “We have a lot of assistance right now, so hopefully it will be a short, timely investigation.”

Nethaway said police responded to the scene at approximately 3 a.m. after receiving a call reporting a “man down” at the Glen Avenue home. He said when officers arrived at the scene there was an individual rendering first aid to the victim. Police determined the man to be dead.

A portion of Glen Avenue was blocked off this morning as children and parents made their way to Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy. The street remains closed at the moment as police continue to investigate the scene.

Nethaway said he has been in contact with administrators at Lynch Literacy Academy, but the school and city residents do not appear to be in any danger.

“We don’t believe it was a random act,” Nethaway said. “We believe the public is not in danger at this point.”

New York State Police Forensic and Major Crimes units are assisting with the investigation, along with Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski.

This is a developing story, so check back to for further updates.