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Stamford man charged in hammer attack

June 13, 2018 GMT

STAMFORD-A city man was arrested Tuesday night for attacking his rooming house neighbor with a hammer.

Sgt. Kenneth Jarrett said police were called to a West Side rooming house on Oak Hill Street on the report of an assault at 6:18 p.m.

When police got there they found a man washing blood off his face in the kitchen sink. The victim told police that he was sitting at a table in the common kitchen talking to some friends when another resident, Rocael Perez-Godoy, 36, walked in to the common kitchen.

The 47-year-old victim said he sat there and watched as Perez-Godoy pulled a hammer out of his waistband and began beating him with it. Jarrett said Perez-Godoy took several swings, striking him in the head and face a couple times.

Perez-Godoy then went back into his room and put the hammer down and left the rooming house.

Medics came and treated the man for facial fractures.

Police quickly found the hammer and Perez-Godoy and charged him with first-degree assault, risk of injury to a child, disorderly conduct and carrying a dangerous weapon.

Perez-Godoy said that he was upset because the man was talking about him at the kitchen table with his friends.