NYC taxi driver death: 2 indicted, 13-year-old arrested
NEW YORK - The NYPD on Tuesday arrested a 13-year-old girl in connection with the death of a taxi driver in Queens earlier this month.
Authorities charged the teen with gang assault and theft of service. She is the fourth person arrested in connection with assaulting Kutin Gyimah, 52, on Aug. 13.
New York City police said she was part of a group of people that Gyimah drove to Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard in the Rockaways. The group got out of the cab, refused to pay, and then walked away, police said.
When Gyimah ran after them, the group punched and kicked him, police said. One person knocked Gyimah to the ground, causing a fatal head injury.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Queens District Attorney announced that a grand jury had indicted two of the suspects, Austin Amos and Nickolas Porter, both 20.
Amos was charged with first- and second-degree manslaughter, first- and second-degree gang assault, second-degree assault, and theft of services. Porter was charged with second-degree gang assault and theft of services.
If convicted, Amos faces up to 25 years in prison and Porter faces up to 15 years in prison.
Police are seeking one more person.