5 Rockland Men Charged in Stamford Attack

The charges against residents of New City, Congers, Valley Cottage and Monsey are the result of a month-long investigation.


Stamford authorities have released mugshots, names and charges of five men allegedly involved in a September assault that left two of the alleged attackers with gunshot wounds and a victim with blunt force trauma to the head and torso. 

Two of the alleged attackers were charged early Thursday, the others all turned themselves in to authorities later that evening.

According to Lt. Diedrich Hohn, six men from Rockland County were walking along Broad Street on the night of September 23, 2012, and allegedly made disparaging remarks to a female walking with a male. Hohn said the female responded to the group and her companion laughed at her retort, which is with what the group ultimately took issue. 

The victim attempted to avoid the confrontation, but the group continued to advance and ultimately attacked him, Hohn said. The victim allegedly sustained a prolonged beating and, only when he felt himself begin to lose consciousness, pulled a concealed handgun and fired seven rounds at the group.

Hohn said two of the group's members were struck by the gunfire, but the group allegedly continued to beat the man until a passing vehicle stopped and scared them off.

The five men allegedly involved in the incident all face a charge of first-degree assault and face a bond of $25,000. The five are currently scheduled to appear in court on November 8. They have been identified by Stamford Police as:

  • Anthony Colangelo, 19, of Havestraw Rd. in Congers.
  • Cedric Savinon, 23, of Stockton Rd. in Valley Cottage.
  • Matthew Rose, 23, of Monsey Blvd. in Monsey.
  • Ardian Gjelosh, 24, of Post Ct. in New City. 
  • Gjon Kolnrekaj, 25, of Congers. 

The victim will not have any charges levied against him. He was treated and released from Stamford Hospital for blunt force trauma to the head and torso. The State Attorney's Office has labeled the actions "self defense."

Bern October 29, 2012 at 01:46 PM
5 against one, nuff said.
Joan K February 04, 2013 at 10:10 PM
One of the alleged perps is now deceased.
Debra DeMayo February 06, 2013 at 10:25 PM
And he will be greatly missed. He was a kind and loving young man who would do anything for anyone. I knew him personally and will miss him terribly
daniel kouss May 11, 2013 at 04:05 PM
are u happy about it joan?


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