NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An arrest has been made in connection with a sucker punching incident that left a man dead this past summer.
Matthew Smith, 42, surrendered to police and was charged with criminally negligent homicide and assault in the death of 64-year-old Patrick Gorman, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.READ MORE: With No Money In Budget, NYPD Seeking Volunteers And Supplies For Citywide Graffiti Cleanup Day On April 10
Surveillance video captured the attack at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Main Street in June.
A man can be seen punching Gorman in the head, and then calmly walking away with a woman, identified by police last week as Smith’s wife, 39-year-old Elena Makarova.READ MORE: COVID Unemployment: Many Over Age 50 Having Difficult Time Finding Work In Their Field
Gorman was taken to Jamaica Hospital Center, where he died nine hours later after suffering a stroke and brain hemorrhage.
Investigators said Smith allegedly punched Gorman after he accidentally bumped into Makarova, D’Auria reported.MORE NEWS: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
Gorman was beloved at the Lighthouse Guild For The Blind In Manhattan where he worked for 25 years. His colleagues and Mets friends all came to his funeral.