79-year-old Brooklyn man dies more than a month after beating
A 79-year-old downtown Brooklyn man died more than a month after he was beaten in a brutal, caught-on-camera attack just steps from his apartment building, cops said.
Angel Diaz was on Hoyt Street near Schermerhorn Street just before 9 p.m. Sept. 13 when the unidentified man approached, according to the video released by police late Tuesday.
The septuagenarian appeared to swing his cane before the assailant socked him in the side of the head, knocking him to the ground, the clip shows.
While he was on the ground, the attacker continued pummeling him in the face, before taking off, according to the video.
The victim was taken to Methodist Hospital, where he was initially listed in stable condition.
He was later transferred to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Thursday, according to cops.
The city medical examiner’s office will determine his cause of death.
Diaz was known as a local “emotionally disturbed person,” according to police sources. The motive for the attack was unknown Wednesday morning.
The suspect in the beating remained at large Wednesday.
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