4 Homeless Men Killed in New York City’s Chinatown; Person of Interest Arrested

Police: 4 Men Killed in NYC’s Chinatown; Fifth Man in Custody

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Police say four homeless men were killed early Saturday morning in New York City’s Chinatown, and a person of interest is in custody.

According to authorities, at about 1:50 a.m., police responded to reports of an assault on Bowery and East Broadway.

Police located an unconscious man in his 60’s lying in the street on Bowery with severe head trauma. Three other men were found on East Broadway.

Authorities said all four were pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man approached police with head injuries and was transported to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Hospital in critical condition.

According to Chief of Manhattan South Detectives Michael Baldassano, the victims appeared to have been sleeping when the attacks occurred.

Witnesses told police they saw a man hitting the victims with a metal object numerous times.

According to assistant chief of NYPD Manhattan South, Stephen J. Hughes, a search was done in the area, and police found a 24-year-old man who matched the witnesses’ description and who is also believed to be homeless. The man was taken into custody without incident. Police also recovered a metal object, described as a pipe.

Baldassano said the attacks appeared to be random as no one was targeted by race, age, or anything of that nature.

Police urge witnesses who may have seen the assaults or any other potential victims to come forward.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.