July 23, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A man was punched on an Elmhurst street earlier this month and remains in a coma, police said.
The victim, 53, was allegedly struck by a man while walking past 92-04 Corona Ave. on July 12, at around 1:30 a.m., according to police.
The victim had gotten into a dispute with the suspect who then punched him in the face, police said. The police did not provide details as to the cause of the argument.
The victim fell as a result of the assault and hit his head on the pavement causing him to lose consciousness.
He was transferred to NYC Health & Hospitals/Elmhurst in serious condition. He is still in a coma, police said.
The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Video footage and a photo of the suspect has been released.
Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.
All calls are strictly confidential.