HOWARD BEACH — A verbal dispute resulted in the death of a Howard Beach man, who was struck and killed by a northbound train at the Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn, police said.
According to reports, Joshua Basin, 20, was riding the L train when a white man in his 30s initiated a physical altercation while exiting the train, resulting in both men falling onto the road track bed around 10 p.m. March 23.
The suspect fled the scene while Basin was struck by a train. Basin was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.
Police asked for the public’s assistance Tuesday afternoon in locating 33-year-old Ryan Beauchamp, who they identified as a suspect, and late Tuesday evening, a spokesman for the NYPD said that people were being questioned in regards to the incident but police had not yet made any arrests.
The investigation was ongoing, police said.
The suspect was described as having dirty blonde hair with pock marks on the right side of his face and was last scene wearing brown pants with a black rain jacket and black sneakers, according to police.