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New York Man Found Semiconscious after a Fight Dies 5 Days Later

Rebelander Basilan
May 08, 2021
05:40 P.M.

A New York man was found intoxicated and semiconscious on the sidewalk after being beaten in a street fight. Unfortunately, he did not survive after a five-day hospital stay.


According to police, Lukasz Ruszczyk, 38, passed away only days after taking a beating in a street fight in Queens, while the homeless man he fought with has now been charged with murder.

Ruszczyk was rushed to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center after being found semiconscious and heavily intoxicated near a bus stop on Forest and Putnam Avenues in Ridgewood at 3 a.m.

"Crime Scene Do Not Cross" signage. | Photo: Pexels

"Crime Scene Do Not Cross" signage. | Photo: Pexels

Ruszczyk, who died of his injuries five days later, was located less than a half-mile from his family's home. About 6 a.m., cops were informed that someone had called 911 about two homeless men fighting.

The altercation occurred near the bus stop where Ruszczyk was discovered later in the day. Physicians that treated Ruszczyk concluded he was beaten. A witness identified the attacker as Pitor Wilk.


The 35-year-old local homeless man was arrested and charged with murder after the death of Ruszczyk. The suspect had two prior arrests, while the victim had a dozen arrests on his record, police said.

It is said that he was a big-hearted person who sang well and sounded like Luther Vandross.


When Ruszczyk was eight years old, he immigrated to Ridgewood from Poland. He had recently faced some difficulties, but his brother Mark Jurgiel explained he wanted to get back on his feet.

According to Jurgiel, he does not know what transpired between the two men but believes his brother would never intend to hurt anyone. He thought the accuser was in similar straits as Ruszczyk.

In related news, Lewis Campbell was recently discovered lifeless in the lagoon at Douglass Park on the West Side. It is said that he was a big-hearted person who sang well and sounded like Luther Vandross.


His daughter said that her father was very well regarded in the West Side community of North Lawndale. She believed that the police should understand the importance of his life to those who knew him.

Meanwhile, eight of the people involved in the death of Bowling Green State University sophomore Stone Foltz have been charged after a hazing incident caused his death last March.

In previous statements, the university said Foltz, 20, lost consciousness after experiencing a hazing incident that involved alcohol consumption at a Pi Kappa Alpha event. He passed away three days later.

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