CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — There was a large police presence, along with CSI units, on Eggert Road in Cheektowaga Monday night.

Eggert Road was closed from Sugar Road to East Delavan Avenue. A News 4 crew arrived at the scene, which was about a mile away from Villa Maria College, shortly before 10:30 p.m.

Cheektowaga police provided an update the next morning, saying they had responded to the scene around 7 p.m., where a 26-year-old man was pronounced dead.

According to police, “all parties are known to each other and are being cooperative.” Detectives are investigating this in conjunction with the Erie County District Attorney’s office.

Cheektowaga police said Tuesday afternoon that the 26-year-old man, later identified as Justin Cox, went to the residence on Eggert Road, where he had previously resided, to retrieve property. They say the homeowner would not allow Cox inside due to violent threats that were made.

One of the homeowners, police say, had a stay away order of protection against Cox that was vacated in Family Court on Monday. They say Cox called for a police escort to the home but did not wait for officers to arrive.

According to police, Cox started forcing his way inside the home and a struggle ensued, during which, Cox suffered a stab wound.

Despite lifesaving efforts, Cox was pronounced dead at the scene and no other injuries were reported.

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