Police said Apronti hit Ray Acevedo, 64, manager of the Gristedes at Ninth Avenue and 24th Street, in the head with a hammer.READ MORE: Woman Struck And Killed While Pushing Baby In Stroller In Queens
It happened after Acevedo took a picture of a homeless man known for causing trouble, CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported in July.
The man grabbed a hammer off the ground and smacked Acevedo on the head, police said. A good Samaritan tried to stop the suspect as he fled the scene.MORE NEWS: See It: Woman Steals Dog From Valley Stream Home
Apronti is also charged for a similar, unprovoked attack in April, when he was accused of hitting a deli worker.