NEW YORK – Police in New York City says a homeless man died from injuries suffered when he was beaten after he catcalled a teenage cousin.
Officials say 69-year-old Lucio Bravo died on Tuesday after being taken off life support. The NYPD says Bravo suffered massive brain injuries after 18-year-old Bronx resident Branlee Gonzalez repeatedly punched him, and a 39-year-old man Thursday.
Police say the teenager attacked the two homeless men after they whistled and catcalled after the young man’s cousin.
The victims were transported to a local hospital where Bravo was declared brain dead. The other man suffered bruising.
Gonzalez was arrested Monday on assault charges and is being held without bail. Authorities say he’ll likely face upgraded murder charges.
Online court records do not have a lawyer for Gonzalez. He is set to be in court Friday.