Man accused of killing 4 homeless men in Chinatown eyed in earlier attack on West Side

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October 08, 2019 - 6:02 pm
Randy Rodriguez Santos Chinatown

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a man accused of killing four homeless men in New York City is a suspect in a nonfatal attack about a week earlier.

Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters Tuesday that Randy Santos is under investigation in the assault of another homeless man sleeping on a bench along Manhattan's West Side Highway.

He says police located a security video showing Santos nearby at the time of the attack.

Voice mailboxes for Santos' court-appointed lawyer were full and not accepting messages.

Prosecutors say Santos stalked through Manhattan's Chinatown early Saturday, killing sleeping homeless men with a metal rod. A fifth man remains hospitalized.

Santos did not enter a plea to murder and attempted murder charges at an initial court appearance. He was ordered held without bail.