Monday, May 12, 2014
Report: East Village resident dies from injuries sustained in brutal attack
[Photos of suspect via the NYPD]
Ruan Wen Hui has died from the injuries he suffered Friday night during a brutal attack on East Sixth Street, according to published reports.
Hui, 68, had just dropped off his granddaughters at home on Friday evening when the attack occurred near 745 E. Sixth St. A disturbing surveillance video shows a suspect, who the NYPD described as a black male in his 20s, approaching Hui from behind. The video shows the suspect yelling at Hui before throwing him against a wall and punching and kicking him in the head.
Hui, who has three grown daughters, died last night at Bellevue.
[Photo via CBS 2]
His youngest daughter spoke to CBS 2.
"I couldn't believe that this happened to my father because my father is a very good man. He always helps people and he always smiles. Everybody thinks that he’s the best person in this world," she said.
Hui, a retired garment factory, lived on Avenue C near East Seventh Street.
It is unclear what prompted the attack.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information regarding the attack has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS .
Previously on EV Grieve:
[UPDATED] Reward for info on East 6th Street assault; plus video of the attack