Police arrested a suspect in connection with a brutal attack on two passengers at around 4:30am on December 7, leaving one person dead and another badly injured. Authorities say 33-year-old Sergio Zamora-Mendoza has been charged with manslaughter and assault.

NYC’s Taxi & Limousine Commission says he was not a TLC-licensed driver, although media outlets referred to him as a livery driver.

Police say Zamora-Mendoza got into a dispute with the victims, who were cousins: 66-year-old Carlos Guaman and a 52-year-old. The dispute escalated when Zamora-Mendoza got out of the vehicle and repeatedly punched the pair in the head, leaving both on the ground unconscious before fleeing the scene.

Both victims were rushed to Maimonides Medical Center, where Guaman was pronounced dead. The other victim was still in critical condition as of mid-Dec.

Source: Fox 5

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