Woodside Victim Died After Getting Decked
Police issued last Thursday, July 17, a sketch of the man wanted for delivering an ultimately fatal sucker punch to a man on a Woodside street last month.
Law enforcement agents described the suspect as a Hispanic male believed to be 30 years old and standing between 5’6″- and 5’7″-tall. He was last seen wearing a black and white Chicago White Sox baseball cap, a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Reportedly, the perpetrator attacked 56-year-old Roberto Martires of 72nd Street in Woodside in front of a location on Roosevelt Avenue near 69th Street at about 12:10 a.m. on June 21.
According to authorities, the assailant walked up to Martires and punched him in the face unprovoked, causing the victim to fall to the ground and strike his head on the pavement. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Officers from the 108th Precinct and EMS units rushed to the scene. Martires, who lost consciousness after the attack, died several days later while undergoing treatment at Elmhurst Hospital Center.
The 108th Precinct Detective Squad and the NYPD Queens Homicide Squad is conducting the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the deadly assault or the suspect’s whereabouts that could prove helpful is urged to call the 108th Precinct Detective Squad at 1- 718-784-5441 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.
The public may also submit information to Crime Stoppers via text message to 274637 (enter info, then the code TIP577) or online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
All calls and messages will be kept confidential.