Young Latino man killed another by hitting him in the head during a fight at a gas station: indictment in New York

Michael Santander, a 20-year-old man, was arrested and charged on suspicion of giving a fatal blow to the head with a wooden board to Guatemalan immigrant Esvin Vásquez (23) during a street fight at a gas station in Queens (NYC).authorities said.

Santander was detained for his alleged role in the brutal attack early on November 13 against Vásquez, who was confronted by a group of men outside a BP gas station on Junction Blvd. near 44th Ave., in the Corona neighborhood.

In addition to the murder charge, Santander He was also indicted for gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon.he pointed New York Post.

In the middle of a dispute with “a large group of men,” Vásquez was struck in the head with a board by one of them, authorities said. The gang then fled south on Junction Boulevard.

Vasquez, who lived around the corner from the scene of the confrontation, was rushed to Hospital Elmhurst, but could not be saved. He left behind a widow and a one-year-old baby.

Police did not say yesterday how many other suspects are still at large. The authorities have also not confirmed what caused the violent confrontation and if it was casual or if the victim knew one of the attackers.

“My family and I were upstairs in the apartment when a neighbor knocked on our door and told us what was going on,” her older brother Brian Vasquez, 32, said the day after she was killed. He added that the victim I had a short time to have immigrated to the US. “I don’t know why or who would do this to him,” he lamented.

All charges are mere accusations and those charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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