Horrifying video shows suspect deliver knockout punch that killed man, 61, in police-defunded New York City


obody needs more proof that New York City has descended into chaos as a result of pro-criminal, anti-police Democrat policies. Unfortunately, more proof arrives daily via NYPD Crime Stoppers video and stills.

The New York Police Department this week had the depressing duty to inform the world that a 61-year-old man who was sucker punched near his home in Brooklyn on May 25 died five days later in the hospital.


The victim, Victor Vega, was seen on surveillance video about 8:30 p.m. walking along Lexington Avenue in  Bedford-Stuyvesant next to two other men.

Video released by the NYPD late Wednesday shows the men appearing to speak before Vega put his hand on the back of one man. That man, wearing a black hoodie and white face mask, turned around and punched Vega in the face, knocking him to the pavement.

Horrifying video shows suspect deliver knockout punch that killed man, 61, in police-defunded New York City
Suspects wanted in sucker-punch killing of Brooklyn man. NYPD.

Vega’s baseball cap flew off as he crashed backward onto the ground in front of his home, landing with half his body on the sidewalk and half in the street with his head underneath a parked SUV.

Horrifying video shows suspect deliver knockout punch that killed man, 61, in police-defunded New York City
Smiling suspect wanted in sucker-punch killing of Brooklyn man. NYPD.

The man who punched him then rummaged through Vega’s pockets until he found a white package, which he gave to the other suspect, who had stood by, barely looking at the unconscious man at his feet. The two then casually strolled off, leaving the man where had he landed.

Horrifying video shows suspect deliver knockout punch that killed man, 61, in police-defunded New York City
Police are looking for these two men in the May 25 killing of a Brooklyn man. NYPD.

Police said Vega and the suspects engaged in a verbal dispute before he was attacked and robbed and they are investigating whether he was the victim of a drug robbery. Authorities are hoping the surveillance video will lead to information and arrests.

Even with the victim’s image blurred, the video of the knockout punch is brutal. Closeup from stills of the attackers show their faces. The attack is one of many that have made national headlines as crime in New York City has soared almost 40 percent this year compared with the same period last year.


Vega was rushed unconscious to Kings County Hospital. He was pronounced dead five days later, on May 30. His death was ruled a homicide and police are still looking for the suspects.

Anyone with information about the deadly attack is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips on the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips.



NYPD asks for help looking for culprits in the brutal beating of a 14-year-old boy in a Brooklyn train station

March 26, 2022

BROOKLYN, NY – On March 14, a 14-year-old boy was attacked and beaten in a Brooklyn train station.

Video footage recorded by the attackers and posted on social media from the scene shows the young victim being assaulted while walking to a train.


The boy was punched and kicked while his seven attackers brazenly recorded the attack. The boy attempted to protect himself from the punches. When the boy hit the ground, his attackers continued to viciously and repeatedly kick and punch him.

According to police, the group walked toward the boy, who had no knowledge of who his attackers were. They asked the boy if he knew someone. The boy did not have a chance to respond before they began beating him.

Police said the boy suffered trauma to the head and body.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).



Brutal attacks across the city have become too familiar to users of the transit system.


On February 24, a homeless man used a hammer to repeatedly hit a 57-year-old man in the head. Nina Rothschild, a New York City Health Department Scientist, suffered a fractured skull from the incident and was robbed of her purse. The homeless man has since been charged with attempted murder, assault, and robbery.

According to police,

“The individual then brandished a hammer and struck the victim several times on the head before he took her purse.

“The individual fled the scene on foot, southbound on Queens Plaza South.”

Since the election of Mayor Adams, major felony offenses have jumped 45.2 percent compared to data from last year at this time. Transit crimes have skyrocketed 75 percent as well.

In February, Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul announced plans to fix the homelessness and mental health problem causing crime rates to soar in New York City’s subways.

The 17-page plan revealed that 30 “Joint Response Teams” with staff from the Department of Health, the Department of Homeless Services, the NYPD, and from within the local community will be in place to help.

It says:

“And while we know homelessness and violence do not equate and must not be conflated, we must also acknowledge that a small minority of individuals who may be experiencing several compounding challenges at once, including behavioral health challenges, must be reached with immediate interventions to prevent deterioration and potential danger.

“We have seen the lives of innocent New Yorkers taken, simply coming into a station to take a train.

“We have seen threats and dangerous situations that make our communities feel unsafe – whether people are going to work, returning home, or visiting our city.

“We cannot allow that to continue.”



Adams blames the pandemic for exacerbating homelessness and mental health issues. He also sees a correlation between these issues and an increase in violence that has enveloped the city.

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