Jamill Jones, a 35-year-old Wake Forest basketball coach, was arrested in Queens on Thursday and charged after punching a random tourist from Florida who later died, the New York Post reports.
The tourist, Sabor Szabo, who had come to New York City from Florida for his stepsister’s wedding this past weekend, was outside his brother’s Long Island City hotel and looking for a cab he had called around 1:15 am on Sunday night. He allegedly made a lot of noise and banged up several cars on the street. A nearby resident, now identified as Jones, approached Szabo and punched him in the face. Szabo fell and hit his head on the concrete and died in the hospital on Tuesday.
Police released surveillance video this past weekend that shows Jones walking away from the supposed site of the attack, though the footage does not show Szabo.
On Thursday, a medical examiner had yet to determine if the punch was the cause of Szabo’s death, though if they are, Jones’s charges may escalate.
Jones had been working for Wake Forest as an assistant coach since 2017, and had previously worked University of Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.