Raw Video: Oneida Police update investigation into first homicide since 2015
ONEIDA, N.Y. -- During a news conference Monday afternoon, officials said they are seeking two persons of interest who fled the "chaotic" scene where a man was fatally stabbed.
Officers were sent to the area of Lexington Avenue and Pearl Street at about 8:20 p.m. for a reported fight in progress. When they arrived, they found 35-year-old Francis M. Borasky suffering from apparent stab wounds.
Borasky was rushed to the Oneida Health Care Facility Emergency Room. He died from his injuries shortly after arrival. This is the first homicide in Oneida since the summer of 2015.
During a news conference Monday afternoon, police said they are familiar with the teens and their criminal pasts.
"It's just unfortunately two young males who have worked the system and not quite hit this level of trouble. The community does not need to be alarmed by this. This is an isolated incident," Public Safety Commissioner Michael West said.
Police declined to identify the teens, but did say they have been in contact with people who know them. Police did not say whether or not those associates have been cooperative, but offered a stern warning for anyone who helps the persons of interest evade police.
"They need to come in, they need to turn themselves in. Whether (it's) their parents, guardians, friends, grandparents - somebody has to talk some logical sense into these young men and get them to come in and turn themselves in," said West. "If we find somebody is harboring these young men we will prosecute them. I want that made crystal clear."
Click on the video above to see the full news conference from Monday afternoon.