An elderly woman who was punched in the face following a robbery at a Jamaica deli last fall has died.
According to police, Eve Gentillon, 69, died on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Jamaica Hospital as a result of her injuries sustained during an assault outside of a deli in Jamaica on Oct. 15, 2016. She had been in the hospital since the day of the attack. The Medical Examiner has classified her death as a homicide.
Richard “Kwasi” Springer, 29, of Jamaica was booked for his role in a robbery and assault that took place at Sutphin King Deli and Grill, located at 107-60 Sutphin Blvd.
At 8:10 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2016, according to published reports, Gentillon was outside of Sutphin King Deli and Grill when Springer left the location after allegedly stealing beer from the store. Police said Springer struck Gentillon in the head once with a closed fist, causing her to fall to the ground. He then took off in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 103rd Precinct and EMS units responded to the location. Gentillon was rushed to Jamaica Hospital. She reportedly suffered a brain hemorrhage and was in stable condition.
According to the NYPD, Springer was convicted of robbery in 2006. His last known residence is on 109th Avenue in Jamaica.
A video released by Sutphin King Deli and Grill shows Springer assaulting the victim.
Video courtesy of DNAinfo.
According to District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Springer is presently awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree assault (elderly person over 65), third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. If convicted, Springer faces up to seven years in prison.
Additional charges against Springer are pending in light of Gentillon’s death.