NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 56-year-old man has died three days after police said he was attacked early Saturday in Woodside, Queens.
Roberto Martines, 56, was pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital Center on Tuesday, police said.
Residents in Woodside said Martines, who lived nearby, was leaving a restaurant on the corner of 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens when he was attacked.
Just after midnight, a man walked up to him and punched him in the face, police said.
“Immediately he punched him at his face, and he fell down and crushed his head here,” said Benjamin Ytac, a friend of the victim.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical condition.