Suspect in custody in fatal beating of 68-year-old man

Police are questioning a suspect in connection with the deadly assault on Wen-hui Ruan

In New York, police say they have a suspect in custody in connection with the beating death of 68-year-old Wen Hui Ruan, who was fatally assaulted in Manhattan's East Village on Saturday night.

Man, 20, arrested in fatal beating of man, 68, in Alphabet City

Surveillance video of the incident shows the suspect approaching Ruan and yelling at him before throwing him against a wall. The suspect then punched and kicked Ruan in the head before walking away.

According to sources, the 20-year-old suspect was arrested early Tuesday at 14th Street near First Avenue, after police received a tip through the Crime Stoppers line. The motive for the attack is believed to be an attempted robbery, though charges are still pending.

Cops are grilling a suspect in the fatal beating of a 68-year-old man in Alphabet City, officials said Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Manhattan resident, whose name was not immediately released, was picked up on E. 14th St. near First Ave. about 1:45 a.m. after police received a tip through the Crime Stoppers line.

Charges were pending.

Police believe the assailant pounded Ruan Wen Hui during an attempted robbery on E. Sixth St. near Avenue D at 8:45 p.m. Friday.

Meanwhile, on Monday afternoon, Ruan's family gathered to mourn at the site of the attack. According to Mr. Ruan's daughter, the attacker "didn't just kill my father, he killed my family's heart."

More here: Family Mourns at Site of a Fatal Beating

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