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College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist

College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist”

Men's Assistant Basketball Coach has been charged after punching a man who later died, according to CBS.

The New York Daily News and television station WPIX reported that Jamill Jones, a Wake coach since May 2017, was placed under arrest Thursday in Queens, N.Y., after he surrendered to police with his lawyer by his side.

Police say a college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his vehicle window thinking it was his Uber ride. Szabo never regained consciousness and was taken off life support Tuesday.

After he punched Szabo, police say Jones got into an SUV and drove away leaving the man on the pavement.

The Wake Forest Athletic Department released a statement that said: "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information".

Szabo, a 35-year-old man from Boca Raton, Fla., was in town for a wedding.

Jones was released on his own recognizance and ordered to return to court October 2.

Jones was with his family after the court session, his attorney, Alain Massena, told the AP.

Jones joined the Demon Deacons staff last May after previous jobs at UCF, VCU and Florida Gulf Coast. "Mr. Jones and his family, their deepest condolences go out to the Szabo family".

Wake Forest has not responded to the Daily News' request for comment.

Head coach Danny Manning said at the time that Jones was a "well-respected bright mind" in the coaching world and brought "new blood" and "new perspectives" to Wake Forest.

Szabo was "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman", his digital marketing company, What If Media Group, wrote in a Facebook post.

"We're going to say one thing and that's all".



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