Johnson City Police Release Name of Man Killed on New Year’s Eve
Investigators believe they know what caused the death of a Johnson City man who was stabbed at a Floral Avenue residence.
Authorities say 55-year-old Scott Groover died due to cardiac arrest caused by blood loss.
According to a village police news release, an autopsy was conducted Sunday at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.
Detectives said Groover had been stabbed with a "sharp-edged weapon" on New Year's Eve. Police were sent to the Floral Avenue home shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Groover died shortly after he arrived at a hospital.
Investigators said a suspect - 33-year-old Kyle Babola of Johnson City - was taken into custody on Helen Street a few hours after the attack. Police said they've recovered the weapon believed to have been used in the attack.
Babola has been charged with second-degree murder. He was being held at Broome County Jail in the town of Dickinson.
People with information about the incident may contact the Johnson City police detective division at (607) 798-9318 extension 232.
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