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Glendale Man Thought to Be Gunshot Victim Died of Accidental Blunt Force Trauma: Medical Examiner

Blake Avenue and Van Sinderen Avenue, where Jared Adams was found on Dec. 3. (Google Maps)

Dec. 5, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan

The cause of death of a Glendale man who was found dead in Brooklyn on Monday morning has been ruled as accidental blunt force trauma, contrary to initial police reports of death by a gunshot.

Jared Adams, a 32-year-old who lived near 67th Street and Myrtle Avenue, was found by EMS at around 5:31 a.m. on Dec. 3 at the intersection of Blake Avenue and Van Sinderen Avenue, below the L train tracks.

Jared Adams (via Dapson Chestney Funeral Home)

Adams was unconscious and unresponsive, and was transported to Brookdale University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police initially labeled the case as a homicide, believing that Adams had sustained a head injury after being shot.

After an autopsy, however, the city medical examiner determined that Adams died as the result of accidental blunt force trauma to his head and torso, and was not a gunshot victim.

Investigators believe Adams either fell or jumped from the elevated train tracks above where he was found, according to the Daily News.

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jared was such a cordial, sweet neighbor. so sad i will never run into him in the stairwell and see him walk their dog. Rest in Peace and prayers for the family!


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