The New York Police Department’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating a possible hate crime in Queens.
Authorities say QuiYing Ma,61, remains unconscious after a man bashed her in the head with a rock as she swept outside her apartment building.
“I feel so guilty because she’s helping me. She’s helping me to sweeping but now she faces such an accident — I feel so guilty, I feel so sick,” landlord Yihung Hsieh said to ABC7 News.
Those that know her say she was just trying to be helpful.
“She has serious brain bleeding and needs surgery to open the skull,drain the fluid, and release the pressure,” said Ma on Go Fund Me. “Her life is still in danger. She doesn’t have medical insurance and lost jobs after pandemic.”
The campaign to pay for medical expenses has so far raised more than $35,000.
Police arrested 33-year-old Elisaul Perez and charged him with assault in the first and second degree and criminal possession of a weapon.
“She’s so sweet. She helps the friends, neighbors, she helps everybody,” Ma’s sister Jing Zhang said to ABC7.
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