Man critically injured in an assault on a Ridgewood street: cops

Photos by Mark Mellone

Detectives are looking for the assailant who punched and critically injured a 56-year-old man on a Ridgewood street during the holiday weekend.

Law enforcement sources said the assault occurred at 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 in front of a building on Decatur Street between Cypress and Wyckoff avenues.

According to authorities, the victim became involved in a verbal exchange with the suspect, who was described as an unidentified male wearing all black clothing. Seconds later, the perpetrator punched the victim, causing him to fall and strike his head on the pavement.

Following the attack, police said, the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction.

9-3-17-Mellone,Mark1644-Decatur Street Queens NY-104-PCT.--A person was assaulted after a party by an unkown perpetrator. The male was struck in the head hit the ground and hit his head. He was tranported with Severe Head Trauma and is Listed as Likely to Die to Elmhurst General Hospital. Cameras located on building in case someone needs to get footage.

Officers from the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded to the incident. Paramedics rushed the victim to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.