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Jamaica man cuffed in fatal shoving of a Staten Islander

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A Jamaica man was arrested and charged on Thursday in the fatal assault of a Staten Island man near Major Mark Park in June.

Homicide detectives from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica took 33-year-old Kent Cambridge of Liberty Avenue into custody on Nov. 3 and charged him with assault in a shoving incident that caused the death of Justin Hill, 37, of Richmond Road in the Egbertville section of Staten Island, police said.

During the afternoon of Wednesday, June 29, at the corner of Hillside Avenue and 175th Street, Hill was approached by three men who engaged him in a verbal dispute, according to authorities. Cambridge allegedly shoved Hill to the ground, where he struck his head on the sidewalk. The three men took off in an unknown direction.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed Hill to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he was initially listed in critical, but stable condition, police said. Upon further medical evaluation by hospital staff, it was determined that Hill had sustained a fractured skull, as well as a traumatic brain injury. Hill succumbed to his injuries on Friday, Aug. 12.

Hill was charged with assault and his arraignment is pending.

The homicide investigation is ongoing, police said.

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