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: New York City Workers, Supporters March Across Brooklyn Bridge To Protest Approaching Vaccine Mandate
Surveillance video captured the attack at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Main Street in June.READ MORE: NYPD Officers Testify As Judicial Inquiry Into 2014 Death Of Eric Garner Gets Underway
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.
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: Kason Parker Arrested In Deadly Stabbing Of 27-Year-Old Meghan Kiefer On Front Lawn Of Coram Home
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.