June 29, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A man was punched on an Astoria street 10 days ago and is currently in a coma, police said.
The 24-year-old victim was allegedly struck by man in the vicinity of 30th Avenue and 38th Street, on June 19, at around 11:50 p.m., according to the police.
The victim’s head hit the pavement as a result of the assault causing him to lose consciousness, police said.
The victim was transferred by EMS to a local hospital in critical condition. He remains in a coma, police said.
The suspect fled the scene on foot in an eastward direction along 30th Avenue, police said.
Police describe the suspect as being a white and in his mid-30s. He is between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall and around 200 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt, light-colored shorts, and white sneakers.
Video footage and a photo of the suspect have been released.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.