NYPD Releases Sketch Of Suspect In Fatal Punch Of Homeless Man During Robbery On NYC Subway Train

NYPD Releases Sketch Of Suspect In Fatal Punch Of Homeless Man During Robbery On NYC Subway Train

A sketch of a man with a wide gap in his eyebrow has been released by the New York Police Department after he was suspected of hitting a homeless man and robbing him on a subway train in lower Manhattan.

After being punched and knocked to the ground by a man who had stolen his bag, Homero Urgilez, 52, is recovering from a severe head injury sustained on June 20.

He died on October 1 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Lower Manhattan, where he was taken by medics.

Upon examination of Urgilez’s body, the city medical examiner determined that internal bleeding and alcohol abuse contributed to Urgilez’s death. Despite the fact that one-punch homicides are typically investigated as assaults, this death has been ruled a homicide.


While the train was cruising by the Canal St. station, Urgilez’ bag was stolen. A punch from the attacker made him lose the bag while he attempted to grab it back.

A sketch of the suspect filed Wednesday shows a gap in his left eyebrow and a durag on his body.

Crime Stoppers can be contacted at (800) 577-TIPS. You can remain anonymous by calling.

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