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
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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