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Wake Forest assistant men’s basketball coach Jamill Jones was arrested in New York on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in an incident in which a 35-year-old man died
Police sought a man who was seen on video punching a tourist in Queens early Sunday morning. The head of the victim, Sandor Szabo, “hit the pavement when he fell back and he lost consciousness,” New York police said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.
Szabo died of his injuries Tuesday.
Police identified Jones, 35, as the alleged assailant. He turned himself in to police Thursday morning.
“We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information,” Wake Forrest said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. “We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter.”
The New York Post, which first reported Jones’ arrest, reported that Szabo punched somebody before Jones’ alleged assault.
A third degree assault charge is common for those involved in bar fights under New York law. New York police sought out the public’s help on social media after the incident.
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