2012-06-28 / Front Page

UPDATED: Brewster youth, severely beaten, recovering

Baseball bats, wrenches as weapons
Eric Gross

A Brewster youth severely beaten last Friday with a baseball bat and wrench while attending a party that apparently got out of control in Southeast continues to improve at Danbury Hospital.

Tyler O'Rourke, 17, was viciously attacked along with another youth when, according to Chief Sheriff's Investigator Gerald Schramek, the pair were among 50 to 60 young people who were partying in a wooded area off Route 22 in Southeast at 1 a.m.. Apparently, a verbal dispute turned physical and O'Rourke was repeatedly pummeled.

The youth was rushed by ambulance to Danbury Hospital and was admitted to ICU in critical condition. However, Schramek told the Courier Monday that the teen was improving from his injuries and was now in stable condition.

A second victim described as an 18-year-old from Brewster was also beaten about the face and head after being attacked with the baseball bat as well as fists.

He was also taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Schramek said the investigation was ongoing with felony arrests anticipated for assault.




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