NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect was charged Tuesday in the beating death of a 68-year-old man in the East Village.
Jamie Pugh, 20, was charged with second-degree murder, attempted robbery and assault in the attack last week, police said.
Ruan Wen Hui, 68, was walking on East 6th Street off Avenue D around 9 p.m. Friday when he was attacked, police said.
Stone-faced and in handcuffs, Pugh was escorted out of the 9th Police Precinct station Tuesday night. He was expected to appear for an arraignment Wednesday morning.
The attack, caught on surveillance video, allegedly shows Pugh approaching Hui and speaking briefly to him, before throwing him against a wall. Afterward, the grandfather is repeatedly punched and stomped on.
Hui was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he died of his injuries the next day.
Pugh, who lives in the public housing development a block away from the beating, was taken into custody early Tuesday at 14th Street near First Avenue, sources told CBS 2.