Brooklyn homeless man beaten to death, suspect charged

December 4, 2023 By admin Off

A 61-year-old man has been charged with murder and weapons possession after allegedly beating a fellow homeless man to death during a drunken altercation at their encampment in a Brooklyn park. The incident occurred on Friday at a handball court in Highland Park. The victim, believed to be in his 50s, was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital where he later died. Police suspect that the killing may have been in retaliation for a previous fight, as the two men and a third individual had reportedly argued about territory. A local resident who often brought the men food and beer stated that she had been with them earlier in the day before discovering the crime scene.