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Stamford Police Make Two Arrests in Veterans Park Attack

Police believe the motive was gang-related for the attackers, who allegedly smashed a passer-by in the head with a bottle.

announced the arrest of two men suspected to be involved in an attack in at approximately 11 p.m. on August 30, 2012, Lt. Diedrich Hohn announced Wednesday.

Hohn identified Qadir Sarayan Al-Amir, formerly known as Robert Keitt, 34, of Barnstable Lane, and Antonio Richard Daniels, 21, of Givens Ave., as the men arrested for their alleged involvement in an attack on a passerby with a bottle.

The men are accused of being involved in an incident where a witness told police Al-Amir was attempting to rile up a group of men, telling them they weren't acting like real gang members and saying they, "weren't true Bloods," referring to a gang organization, according to police.

At one point, Daniels is accused of getting so excited that he attacked the nearby park-goer with a bottle, hitting him in the head. The group then began kicking and punching the downed victim, police said.

A Good Samaritan attempted to intervene and was attacked himself, so he was forced to retreat and notified police, authorities said. The second victim declined medical attention, but

Hohn said more arrests are coming as police work to identify additional suspects. He also noted it was the third such attack at the park in recent weeks and said he believes the attacks are related to ongoing gang activity the department has been monitoring. 

Al-Amir and Daniels face the same charges of second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Other Arrests

Eric Dyer, 23, of Spruce St., was charged Wednesday morning with two counts of third-degree assault.

Bianca Fernandez, 24, of Glenbrook Rd., was charged Tuesday morning with second-degree failure to appear.

Shawn Lamar Goins, 28, of Tresser Blvd., was charged Tuesday night with possession of marijuana and sale of a controlled substance.

William Cardell Kelley, 32, of Liberty St., was charged Tuesday morning with second-degree threatening.

Peter L. Lewis, 31, of Connecticut Ave., was charged Tuesday night with failure to respond to an infraction, disorderly conduct (fighting with a dangerous instrument / serious injury) and third-degree assault.

Adam Litman, 41, of High Ridge Rd., was charged Tuesday night with risk of injury to a child, disorderly conduct (fighting / capable of causing minor injury), second-degree threatening and interfering with an emergency call.

Taylah Leeann Lucido, 19, of Howe Ave. in Shelton, was charged Tuesday night with possession of hallucinogens and sale of certain illegal drugs.

Eil Mrkulic, 21, of Stillwater Rd., was charged early Wednesday with disorderly conduct (fighting / capable of causing minor injury).

Esmir Mrkulic, 18, of Stillwater Rd., was charged early Wednesday with disorderly conduct (fighting / capable of causing minor injury).

Yasmin Rodriguez-Vazquez, 27, of Perry St., was charged Tuesday afternoon with first-degree harassment, second-degree threatening, possession of a controlled substance, sale of a controlled substance and two counts risk of injury to a child.

Jamie Vadeboncoeur, 26, of Hope St., was charged Tuesday afternoon with evading responsibility in a motor vehicle.

Jorge Edgar Valdovinos, 32, of Rich St., was charged Tuesday afternoon with two counts of third-degree forgery, fifth-degree larceny (all other) and attempting to commit fifth-degree larceny. 

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