Aug. 10, 2018 By Tara Law
An assistant coach for Wake Forest University’s men’s basketball team has been arrested and charged with assault for punching a Florida man in Long Island City early Sunday. The victim later died.
Police say that Kernerville, North Carolina resident Jamill Jones, 35, punched Sandor Szabo, 35, of Boca Raton, Florida on Aug. 5 at around 1:15 a.m. in front of 41-10 29th St.
Szabo reportedly was in town for his step-sister’s wedding, and had recently left his brother’s hotel to return to his own lodgings.
Szabo reportedly knocked on the window of Jones’ white SUV, which was parked near the hotel.
Jones confronted Szabo and punched him in the face, police say. Szabo fell to the ground and knocked his head against the pavement, which knocked him unconscious.
Szabo was rushed to an area hospital, where he died at 2:52 p.m. on Tuesday.
Jones was arrested yesterday and charged with third degree assault.
The medical examiner announced today that Szabo’s death is a homicide.
A spokesperson for the Queens District Attorney’s office did not comment about whether or not the charges will be changed to homicide, but said that the investigation is ongoing.
Wake Forest University commented briefly on the incident on the school’s sports Twitter account last night.
“We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information,” the message said. ”We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter.”