A more deadly development from the knock-out game? And no, it wasn’t an attempted robbery, his family said nothing was taken from him, and it was very clear that wasn’t what it was about.
Via NY Daily News:
A 68-year-old man who was beaten on a street in Alphabet City on Friday night died of his injuries the following day, police said.
Ruan Wen Hui, 68, was pounded by an unknown suspect in what cops say may have been an attempted robbery on E. 6th St. near Avenue D.
The incident was captured on video by a nearby camera.
The attacker approached the victim about 8:45 p.m. and started yelling at him. The suspect then threw Hui against a wall, and punched and kicked him in the head when he fell to the ground, cops said.
Hui, who lived in the area, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition. He died Saturday, police said.
The killer fled the attack on foot. Police described him only as a black man and released a blurry surveillance camera image.
Cops asked anyone with information to call the NYPD’s CrimeStoppers tipline at (800) 577-TIPS.
Click here for video for more about Mr. Hui and his family, who describe him as “always smiling” and the “best in the world”.