Police: Man beat victim and threw him out third-floor window; Charged with murder

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A Rochester man has been charged with murder in the death of Angel Lopez, who was severely beaten and thrown out a third-floor window Thursday morning. Daniel Young was arraigned on Saturday in Rochester City Court. He is being held without bail.

Young, 38, attacked Lopez in the third floor of the Sawyer Street apartment building where they both lived at about 3 a.m. Thursday, Rochester City Police said. According to police, Young beat Lopez, 65, into at least a semi-unconscious state and then threw him out a third-floor window. He landed on the second-floor fire escape and eventually fell from the fire escape onto the pavement, where he died, police said.

Police found Lopez on the sidewalk at about 6 a.m.

Young was taken into custody Thursday and taken to Rochester General Hospital under the Mental Hygiene Law. He was discharged Friday and charged with murder in the second degree.

Police said Young is a registered Level 2 sex offender.

The RPD Major Crimes Section has not been able to locate any of Angel Lopez’s relatives and is asking them to contact them at (585) 428-7157 or MajorCrimes@cityofrochester.gov.