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DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 28th, 2004 / 04:15 PM
SUBJECT:STABBING HOMICIDE @ 1643 VAN VRANKEN AVENUE

Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in front of 1643 Van Vranken Avenue at about 12:40 this afternoon.

Samuel Kirkley, 34, of Yates Village, Schenectady, was on the front porch of that residence when he got into an argument with an unknown male passerby. During the argument, the male pulled out a knife and stabbed Kirkley. Kirkley stumbled into the residence and collapsed in the hallway. The suspect fled the scene.

Kirkley was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and transported to Ellis Hospital, where he died.

The suspect has not been located.