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Police were called to 709 First Ave. shortly after 2:30 a.m. for what they thought was a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they found a man and a woman beaten to death with a baseball bat. They are looking for two males driving a blue 2013 Ford Escape. The SUV is registered to a person living at the home, according to the Times Union.
The newspaper is reporting the dead man is a longtime city worker but police are not releasing the names or ages. The couple has been identified as Michael Allen Lockrow, who worked in the city Parks and Recreation Department, and his wife Maria.
The stretch of First Avenue is home to a number of trailers that back up to the Hudson River.
The rally, which was slated before the double homicide, will start at 6 p.m. tonight at Powers Park and it is billed as a way for citizens to show police they are ready and willing to help take their neighborhood back.
More information as it becomes available.