NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A fight over parking in the Bronx last week escalated to the point where one man was killed, and the other was charged with manslaughter, police said.
As CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported, people who knew the man who was killed – Ron Antonucci, 68 — remembered him fondly Monday evening.
“He was a very nice man. I also know that he was very well-liked in the building,” said next-door neighbor Mark Espisito
And the man now charged – Gjok Deda, 50 — was described in much the same way.
“Very nice — hello, goodbye,” said neighbor Barbara Trzaska.
So how did two nice guys who lived three floors apart end up in such a deadly fight?
“It’s very, very, very sad,” Espisito said. “Everybody in the building feels that way.”
Police said around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Antonucci was parking his car in a lot at 1110 Stadium Ave., in the Country Club section of the Bronx.
Deda, 50, was walking with two of his children and accused Antonucci of almost hitting them as he backed up, police said.