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Man Punched on an Astoria Street 10 Days Ago, Remains in a Coma: NYPD

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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.

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I agree strongly. Non-stop overnight fireworks… Small brain, loud muffler, attention seeking drivers… Loud junk music with vulgar lyrics on the street, in the public parks day and night… Lot’s of f-word, n-word, b-word in people’s mouths… Ghetto culture invading everywhere. I was concerned with overall gentrification but this is worse. I see families running onto the road to not to get hit by delivery scooters riding full speed on the sidewalks when walking the kids. Is this the Progressiveness we were promised? Thank you but no thank you. They messed up the city really bad. This is coming from an immigrant. I cannot imagine how people who were born here and raised kids, grand-kids here feel like seeing the deterioration. I am glad that I did not buy a house here. Cannot wait next year to move out.

Old Astorian

I was born here, own a house here, and also look forward to YOU moving out. Do us all a favor and don’t wait until next year.


I signed a yearly lease and still have respect for agreements and the law unlike some other people.


Agreed. Ghetto culture reigns supreme these days. I used to think a shorter commute was worth living in the city.


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