Man Falls From Top of Four-Story Building

The 24-year-old man has life-threatening injuries following the incident. Naugatuck Police are investigating whether he was pushed.


The Naugatuck Police Department and the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad are investigating an incident in which a 24-year-old man either fell or was pushed off of the top floor of a four-story apartment building at 8 Pond St. in Naugatuck early Wednesday morning.

The man, whose name was not released, was found laying on the ground next to the house with serious head and body injuries. Lt. Bryan Cammarata, Naugatuck Police spokesman, said the man is at Waterbury Hospital being treated for life-threatening injuries. As of late Wednesday, he was still in critical condition at the hospital, Cammarata said. 

"We're looking into this as being suspicious, but we can't say for sure right now," he said. 

That is all the information police were prepared to share with the media as of Wednesday night. They said they will provide updates as they become available.

The house is owned by Stephen King and Mark Shinagel, according to Naugatuck land records. 

Taylor January 17, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Actually the person that was involved in the "McDonald's" incident is locked up and has been since November so... Get facts straight before you point fingers. Everybody is on here making accusations about people. The truth will eventually come out it always does until then stop putting blame on people that aren't even around SMDH!
SuperDave January 17, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Cheryl, you said ""the guy". So you must know "the guy", or know someone who knows "the guy". Why aren't you coming forward with some names? Or have you?
Cheryl Cuff January 17, 2013 at 06:42 PM
SuperDave don't know him wasn't there my grandkids are friends with Sal, and before you ask no they were not there.
barb January 17, 2013 at 10:37 PM
omg that horrible, i dont no sal but my prayers r here for him. hope hes gonna be ok.
John F. DeBisschop III January 18, 2013 at 12:01 AM
NAUGATUCK, CT (WFSB) - The Naugatuck Police Department has arrested two men after investigators said they assaulted another man before that man fell out of a four-story home Thursday morning. Officers were called to a home on Pond Street where they found Saloman Martinez, 24, of Stratford lying on the sidewalk just before 2:30 a.m. Investigators determined that Martinez had fallen out of a window on the fourth floor of the home. Martinez was taken to Waterbury Hospital with serious head and body injuries. He remains in critical condition, police said. Kyle Gonzalez, 20, and Matthew Chandler, 20, both of Naugatuck was arrested after police said he hit Salomon inside the apartment before Salomon fell. Both men were charged with first-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace, first-degree conspiracy to assault, first-degree conspiracy to reckless endangerment, second-degree conspiracy to threatening and second-degree conspiracy to breach of peace. The incident is being investigated by the Naugatuck Police Department along with the Connecticut State Police Major Crime Unit. Anyone with any information is asked to call Naugatuck police at 203-729-7106. Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Grumpy Guy January 18, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Kudos to Naugy PD for getting these 2. Now they better hope Sal survives...if he doesnt, the charges will go up to at least manslaughter.
chrissy adams January 18, 2013 at 12:18 AM
@john did they arrest the person who they think did it. I don't know ask but my prayers are with him I hope he pulls through.
Cheryl Cuff January 18, 2013 at 01:00 AM
They aressted two men and the charges are assault and conspiracy to commit assault which means they planned to attack him. Loser lock them up and throw away the keys. Bet mommy and daddy will say not my baby!!!
j pinto January 18, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Now we can all just pray for Sal Good job to the Naugatuck Police Department.
Cheryl Cuff January 18, 2013 at 01:21 AM
Kuddos to the naugatuck police dept and there swift arrest in this case what really bothers me is the conspiracy charge which means they planned to do this. Sick Sick people lock them up and toss the keys they will never be contributing members of our society!
Jill January 18, 2013 at 03:31 AM
Hi, this is Jill. I agree whole heartedly that the sick person/people that did this to Sal should be taken away either to a psychiatric hospital or locked up. I am praying for him in the hospital. You gotta make it, Sal. I don't know him, but he sounds like a nice guy. (P.S.) the incident at the McDonald's, I was the manager there at the time.
anonymous January 18, 2013 at 05:48 AM
No one on here even knows the real story and not even the people that were there know what really happen. Not saying anything bad about Sal but him and his friends broke out a fight over absolutely nothing. One of the kids that was arrested needed stitches and has glass stuck in his head and neck. Cheryl you keep saying that you know the people that know what happened and its their word against the kids that got arrested and the truth will come out the truth always comes out. There was alcohol involved and wouldn't doubt drugs too. And everyone says Sal was a good guy I believe that but so were the kids that got arrested and if you knew them you would know that. What reason does a 20 year old have to throw a 24 year old that he doesn't even know out of a window? None in my eyes. People really need to stop jumping to conclusions and wait and see what the cops and EVIDENCE show.
Cheryl Cuff January 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM
There reason would be they were fighting did they mean for him to go out the window I certainly hope not but who knows. And needing stiches is a far cry from what happened to Sal he has most bones in his face broken almost all his ribs all internal organs bruised lungs bruised had to have his spleen and half his intestines removed. come on a few scratches and even if sal did hit him and cause him to get stiches are you saying he deserved what they did to him. also if these are sucj good boys why the hell were they at this party? you are the same person I believe who said everyone that was there are liars so are these two liars? I don't doubt they were raised decently but something when horribly wrong that night and now a man is fighting to live and you whine about a few stiches?
Cheryl Cuff January 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Anonymous do you know when he was hit with the beer bottle? Was it when he was beating the first kid with a baseball bat? Thats right before Sal was thrown out the window someone else was beat with a baseball bat by one of the good boys and they were arrested that night. Or was it when they were attacking Sal and he was trying to defend himself or was it when they were throwing him out the window? Did there cuts really come from a beer bottlw or from the glass as they threw him out the window. To me beer bottles seem to be to thick to cause ou th have glass inbeded in your neck and eyes seems more like window glass would do that?
Krista Lionello January 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Everybody is just jumping to conclusions and making accusations the police haven't even figured out what really happened yet so everybody needs to stop bashing people and saying what had to happen because TRUTH is the only people that know are them and I'm sure it will come out soon obv both parties of the fight were not innocent not just the two that got arrested!
Cheryl Cuff January 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
While it is true that people who were not there only know what they were told, but I don't believe the police arrest you before they have any evidence to prove you did it! And they did arrest the two of them, one of them for also assaulting someone else that night!
missyct53 January 18, 2013 at 02:34 PM
I can't believe how quickly people come to conclusions before any of the facts come out. No disrespect to anyone l but let the police do their job. He said she said is not reliable, factual information. I raised 3 children and have sometimes heard 6 different versions of an incident......God Bless all 3 young men.....They all should have been home in bed at that time, not partying.
jhp January 18, 2013 at 06:36 PM
I know that there are diffrent stories being told about this, maybe they didn't mean it who knows but they can't take it back now. If these two kids felt so threatened by Sal instead of chasing him up the stairs. Why didn't they call the cops?
jhp January 18, 2013 at 06:40 PM
The two that got arrested are up and walking around not laying in a hospital bed fighting for their lives!
Cheryl Cuff January 18, 2013 at 09:55 PM
I heard again This is what I heard that whoever rents that apartment has a young child if this is true I certainly hope DCF was called in to investigate the living conditions that the child is exposed to.
anonymous January 22, 2013 at 09:40 PM
agree why does everyone has to get into everyone's business when nothing is figured out yet!
Christina Waller January 24, 2013 at 02:30 AM
they are not talking because people like you change their stories around. Add stuff that isn't true. The lawyers will handle it now.
Christina Waller January 24, 2013 at 02:35 AM
you are the loser making all these comments and you were not there. You do not know the story. The charges are not even conspiracy. The paper has it wrong. They have assault one charges. Get your facts straight.
Christina Waller January 24, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Naugatuck police did not do a good job. They arrested two people out of 7 that were fighting.
Christina Waller January 24, 2013 at 02:40 AM
you are right. I agree with you. Sal and his friends started the fight. No one was thrown out of a window. The 20 year old boys didn't know Sal and his friends. They didn't deserve to get jumped over a stupid ten dollar bet. The two boys are good kids.
Christina Waller January 24, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Exactly Krista. I have been saying that right along.
Cheryl Cuff January 24, 2013 at 03:08 AM
taken from th ct judicial website not the newspaper. Defendant InformationLast, First:Birth Year:Times on the Docket: Represented By:CHANDLER MATTHEW RYAN 19922 Current ChargesStatute Description Class Type Occ Offense Date Plea Verdict Finding 53a-59 ASSAULT 1ST DEG B Felony 1 1/16/2013 53a-59 CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ASSAULT 1ST DEG B Felony 1 1/16/2013
heather Doty January 24, 2013 at 04:15 AM
whats going on with the 2young kids
free matt & kg January 24, 2013 at 08:32 PM
The 2 young boys are sitting in jail waiting for the evidence to prove that they didn't throw anyone out a window! in where do these people get there info from? a baseball bat seriously? who shows up to a party with a bat NOBODY! And it sad that the 2 boys are sitting in jail when the others that assaulted them ar enjoying their freedom
Cheryl Cuff January 24, 2013 at 09:17 PM
You are right if they did not do this it is sad that they are sitting in jail, but ask yourself why are none of there friends talking and telling the police what happened? Why has no one from that party come forward does anyone (Sal's or their friends) not care what happens to their friends? No matter what no one should be fighting for their life over a stupid beer pong game if that is what started the fight.


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