PATERSON FIGHT LANDS TEEN IN SURGERYSaturday, May 14, 2011BY MATTHEW MCGRATHThe Record
PATERSON – A 17-year-old boy needed emergency surgery early Saturday morning after he was struck in the head during an altercation with an unknown assailant, police said. Police believe Diego Gonzalez, 17, was in a verbal argument, which ended in the attack, at about 2 a.m. Saturday morning outside the Father English Community Center on Main Street, Capt. Heriberto Rodriguez said. Gonzalez was taken to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson where he received emergency surgery. His condition is being watch closely and doctors are still unsure if Gonzalez will survive, Rodriguez said. Police are searching for the attacker.