Troy police make arrest in March fatal stabbing

TROY, N.Y. – The Troy Police Department arrested a Brewster, N.Y. man for a March fatal stabbing.

Troy police officers responded to a report of a stabbing around 10 a.m. March 9 on Third Street. The victim, 32-year-old Donald Gooding, later died from his injuries that day.

Troy officers traveled to Brewster, N.Y. to take Xavier Parker, 18, into custody.

Parker will be arraigned on an indictment warrant on August 4 in Rensselaer County Court. Parker has been charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, Manslaughter in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree.


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