Sept. 26, 2013 By Christian Murray
A homeless man was murdered in a Sunnyside park earlier this month and the public had no knowledge of it until Tuesday.
The victim, still yet to be identified, was assaulted at Sabba Park, located at 49th Street and Queens Blvd., at about 7:15 am Sept. 7, according to initial police reports. The victim was approached by three men and got into an altercation with one of them. He was punched repeatedly in the face.
The man was then taken to Elmhurst Hospital where he died days later—although that date is not known.
However, it was only on Tuesday, at the 108 police precinct meeting, that the public learned for the first time that the homeless man died and a murder had taken place.
Captain Brian Hennessy, the Commanding officer of the 108 Precinct, disclosed the basic information of the assault and homicide, but suggested calling the NYPD’s public information office for the details.
NYPD’s public information office, which notifies the public and press of serious incidents, still had the murder listed as an assault and was unable to name the victim.