The elected officials representing Flushing are calling for justice for Vincent Chun Man Tse, a 68-year-old man who was fatally attacked.
Police say that on Friday, July 22 at 4 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call about an unconscious man in front of 45-15 Colden Street. When the cops arrived, they found Tse unresponsive with head trauma.
He was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital and was in critical condition, but eventually succumbed to his injuries. On Saturday, July 30, he was pronounced dead.
Yesterday the medical examiner deemed the incident a homicide.
Police have arrested 44-year-old Cleamon Anderson and charged him with assault. The investigation is still ongoing.
According to the office of Assemblyman Ron Kim, Tse was “viciously struck down during a driving dispute by an assailant twice his size.” Local elected officials gathered on Tuesday to demand justice for Tse.
Kim’s office said Tse was a “devout Christian” who spent his free time volunteering at the Selfhelp Rosenthal Senior Center, where he served food to hundreds of seniors.
“It could have been a minor accident, but instead our community mourns for Chun Man Tse,” Councilman Peter Koo tweeted on Tuesday. “Today, we demand justice.”
“We gather to mourn the loss of Mr. Chun Man Tse and call upon the justice system to hold his attacker accountable,” tweeted Assemblywoman Nily Rozic.