Feb. 20, 2015 Staff Report
A 32-year-old man was beaten to death on the corner of 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard this morning, according to police.
The incident occurred near a bodega at about 2:30am when the victim got into an argument with two men who were in a livery cab, the police said. The victim was drinking with his friends at the time.
There were witnesses who saw the event and ran to the 108 precinct station house–about a block away–to alert police, according to the NYPD.
The man, whose name has not been released, lay unconscious on the side walk near Vernon Wine & Liquors suffering from head trauma. He was transported to Bellevue Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The investigation is ongoing and there have been no arrests.
Police named the 32-year-old victim as Jose Antonio Cocuyo-Malaga. He lived at 49-16 Vernon Blvd.