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Cops have charged a North Carolina man who reportedly coaches at a major university basketball program with an assault in Long Island City last weekend that resulted in a Florida man’s death.

On Sunday, Aug. 5, at approximately 1:15 a.m, it was reported to police that a witness standing on the sidewalk on 29th Street saw an intoxicated man banging on random cars.

One of the cars that the 35-year-old victim banged on belonged to Jamil Jones, 35, from North Carolina, authorities said.

The New York Post reported that Jones is an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University.

Jones allegedly got out of his car and punched the man in the face on the corner of 29th Street and 41st Avenue.

The victim, who has been identified as Sandor Szabo from Florida, fell back and lost consciousness when his head hit the pavement, police said.

Officers from the 114th Precinct responded to the scene. Paramedics brought Szabo to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 2:25 p.m. Police confirmed that the victim’s family has been notified of his death.

Police sources said that Jones has been arrested and charged with 3rd-degree assault, but the investigation is ongoing.

Video and photo evidence show Jones fleeing the scene inside a white SUV, headed northbound on 29th Street.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

This story was updated on Aug. 9 at 5:45 p.m.

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Gina Santonas August 06, 2018 / 04:08PM
It's always a holes driving white BMWs. WTH?
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