Nov. 23, 2018 By Christian Murray
A 25-year-old Woodside man turned himself into police this morning after fatally punching a fellow Irish immigrant at the Gaslight Bar in Sunnyside Thursday, police said.
Steven O’Brien, who lives on 42nd Street in Woodside, has been charged with assault, after killing 21-year-old John “Danny” McGee with a single punch to the head outside the 43-17 Queens Blvd bar.
O’Brien, who is from Dublin, and McGee, from Longford, allegedly got into an argument outside the pub at around 3:45 a.m. on Thursday, police said.
O’Brien, a bartender in Manhattan, allegedly punched McGee in the head and then fled the scene.
McGee, meanwhile, fell to the pavement in a heap. He was later pronounced dead at Elmhurst Hospital.
McGee had been working in New York for the past 18 months, according to Irish media reports. He was an American citizen who frequently came to New York.
McGee was from a high-profile family in the village of Drumlish, a rural area with about 400 people. He was a talented Gaelic football and soccer player.