Man Arrested in Connection With Beating Death of Chinese Immigrant

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Police recently announced that they have taken a suspect into custody in relation to the Friday, May 9th beating death of an elderly man in East Village.

20 year-old Jamie Pugh was arrested Tuesday for his alleged role in the robbery and murder of a 68 year old man on East Sixth Street in East Village. According to police the victim, Ruan Wen Hui, was walking in the area after dropping off his granddaughter. The suspect is alleged to have spotted Hui, yelled at him, and then attacked him. Police say that surveillance video shows Pugh throwing the victim up against a wall, and then proceeding to punch and stomp him. The victim died Saturday after spending the night in critical condition in Bellevue Hospital.

Police say that they were led to Pugh by an anonymous tip. He is being charged with various crimes including second-degree murder, assault, and attempted robbery. At his arraignment, Pugh was ordered held without bail.

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