An elderly Asian American man from Queens has died after being punched in the face following a fender bender in what police suspect was a fit of road rage, reports the New York Daily News.
Chun Man Tse, 68, had been in a coma since the July 22 incident in Flushing before dying Saturday. On Monday, the coroner declared Tse’s death a homicide.
Police are considering charging suspect Cleamon Anderson, 44, with murder.
Senior citizens at the Self Help Innovative Senior Center in Flushing were both stunned and angry about the death of a man who volunteered at the Center.
“He repaired our kitchen equipment. He repaired our ping pong table. He helped us… The seniors are angry, scared and upset,” said Jinsheng Jane Qiu, the center’s program director.
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