A Queens man is in custody after he beat his senior neighbor to death with a pipe early Friday morning in Jamaica, police say.
According to the NYPD, at 1:28 a.m. on March 19 officers responded to a 911 call regarding an assault in progress inside of 89-32 138th St. Upon their arrival, police found a 71-year-old man in apartment 3C, unconscious and unresponsive, with severe trauma to his body.
A preliminary investigation found that the victim’s upstairs neighbor, a 37-year-old man, had heard noises in the victim’s apartment prior to the incident. The man then allegedly forced his way into the apartment and beat the victim to death with a metal pipe.
EMS rushed to the location and declared the victim dead at the scene. His identity is being withheld pending family notification.
The 37-year-old neighbor was brought into custody from the scene with charges pending. The investigation remains ongoing.
This story originally appeared on amny.com.