Troy's Columbus monument defaced

Jul 05, 2015 655

By Kenneth C. Crowe II

The city's Christopher Columbus monument has been defaced with gang-related graffiti for months, and the memorial is becoming overgrown. Located in Columbus Square at the intersection of Jacob Street, King Street and Fifth Avenue, it is just a couple of blocks from City Hall.

That spray-painted tag "540L's" is believed to be tied to local gangs that may have been involved in the May 31 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Tyreek Prince on Old Sixth Avenue near Hutton Street, city police said.

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