NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two men were charged Monday in a fight in the Bronx that police believe was responsible for a man’s death.
Police were called around 8:45 p.m. Sunday to Stratford Avenue between Westchester and Watson avenues, in the Soundview section of the Bronx. They learned that a fight had broken out in front of 1134 Stratford Ave., police said.
Two men, ages 23 and 26, had gotten into a quarrel with a 30-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, police said. The suspects both punched the 30-year-old man in the face, causing a cut to his mouth, swelling to his face, and redness to his head, police said.
The woman was kicked in her left leg and also punched in the face, and suffered bruises and redness, police said.
The two suspects were arrested at the scene, police said.
Around 10:35 p.m., police found an injured man with difficulty breathing inside a nearby building. Police determined the 30-year-old man was also injured in the assault, the NYPD said.
While waiting for an ambulance, the man lost consciousness and required CPR from officers, police said. He was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The man who died was identified as Jose Lucero, 30, of the Bronx.
On Monday, two suspects were charged in the incident. Andrixs Suarez, 23, of the Bronx was charged with manslaughter recklessly causing death and three counts of assault, while Rosario Wander, 26, of the Bronx was charged with assault and harassment, police said.
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