Teen with heart murmur dies during fight

March 9, 2009 3:48:48 PM PDT
Police are investigating the death of a teen who collapsed of an apparent heart attack during an altercation in Prospect Park late Saturday night. Now, an 18-year-old is under arrest.

Friends said 17-year-old Sharif Abdallah, of Bay Ridge, had a heart murmer.

Witnesses said that during a party for a friend, he got involved in a confrontation between two groups of young men.

He reportedly collapsed while chasing some of them away.

The results of the medical examiner's autopsy were inconclusive. More tests will be needed to determine the cause of death.


NEW YORK AND TRI-STATE AREA NEWS

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