• Police: Blackstone teen dies after fight at Worcester party


    WORCESTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Worcester teen has been charged in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Blackstone man who died following a party at the Crestwood Arms early Sunday morning.

    Officers responded to 121 Bailey Road at about 4:45 a.m. for a report of an injured person.

    When officers arrived, the victim, who was identified Monday as Robert Walker, was unresponsive and not breathing. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 5:41 a.m.

    Following an investigation, officers learned Walker was at a party inside one of the apartments when he got into a fight with another party-goer. The argument continued as Walker exited the apartment and a physical altercation ensued.

    During the fight, Walker was allegedly struck with a bottle and then ran off. He was later found by friends on the property of the complex.

    Police have identified the other man involved in the fight as 18-year-old Michael Ventura. Ventura has been charged with aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon that caused serious bodily injury.

    The Medical Examiner's Office will be conducting an autopsy to determine Walker's cause of death.

    An investigation is ongoing.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Worcester Police Dept. at 508-799-8651.

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