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Police: Man Dies After Fight Over Snow Shoveling

The Hartford Courant

A man died this morning after a fight involving him and two others that began as an argument over snow shoveling, police said.

Around 8:30 a.m. police were dispatched to the area of 190 Burnside Ave. to respond to a dispute and were later informed that one person was on the ground. Police found that man, Robert Lindsey, 55, but would not disclose if he was injured during the fight. Lindsey was taken to St. Francis Hospital and pronounced dead there.

Police arrested the two other men involved in the scuffle, Edward Rolocut, 48, and Paul Turkowski, 47, and charged them with breach of peace. Lt. Curt Stoldt said that the two men arrested were released Wednesday on $500 non-surety bonds.

Lindsey's body will be sent to the state Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

"Pending the results of the examination, the [breach of peace] charges may be changed or upgraded," Stoldt said.

Turkowski and Rolocut are scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26.

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