Sunday, May 11, 2014
[UPDATED] Reward for info on East 6th Street assault; plus video of the attack
There's a $2,000 reward for any information about the assault that took place Friday night on East Sixth Street near Avenue D … that left a 68-year-old man in critical condition.
According to the NYPD, the victim was walking on East Sixth Street when an unknown suspect approached and started yelling at him. The suspect grabbed the victim and threw him on the ground. The suspect then began punching and kicking the victim in the head.
It was unclear what prompted the attack … or if the two men knew each other.
Anyone with information about the attack can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Meanwhile, an anonymous reader shared the full surveillance tape of the incident … (warning: the graphic video shows the attack and the aftermath of the victim lying on the sidewalk). The victim enters the video at the 17-second mark.
Updated 8:12 p.m.
NBC 4 reports that the victim, Ruan Wen Hui, has died from the injuries sustained in the attack.
"The guy didn’t even take money or anything. It was just stupid violence," one resident told CBS New York.