Tonawanda News — Police reported to the scene shortly thereafter. Trusello, in a semi-conscious state, was able to identify Rusek as his attacker.
Meanwhile, Rusek remained in the foyer area of the center, located at 3456 Delaware Ave. According to police, he fully cooperated with authorities and even asked an officer where his patrol car was so he could get into it. Rusek told police that Trusello had gone through his records and he wanted to enact revenge.
The victim was sent to the hospital with serious injuries, including a broken rib, punctured lung and severely bruised face. Trusello died a month after the attack, and Rusek’s first-degree assault charge was upgraded to first-degree manslaughter charge.
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