Three suspects arrested in killing of cab driver in Queens
NEW YORK - Three suspects connected to the killing of a taxi driver in Queens last weekend have been arrested, the NYPD said Thursday.
One of the suspects, 20-year-old Austin Amos, has been charged with manslaughter, gang assault and other charges. Amos reportedly has six prior arrests, including robbery, criminal mischief, criminal contempt and sexual misconduct.
A second suspect is 20-year-old Nickolas Porter, who has been charged with gang assault and theft of services.
The third suspect is a 15-year-old girl, who was arrested and also charged with gang assault and theft of services.
Police are still seeking a 13-year-old girl for her alleged role in the attack.
On Saturday, Aug. 13, cab driver Kutin Gyimah, 52, ran after a group of people he had dropped off near Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard in Far Rockaway because they had refused to pay, police said.
The group then punched and kicked Gyimah, police said. One person knocked Gyimah to the ground, causing a fatal head injury.
"We want just justice to served and are happy that these guys have been identified," says Abigail Gyimah, Kutin's widow.
Police officers responding to a 911 call found Gyimah lying in the street. EMS brought him to St. John's Hospital, where he died, the NYPD said.
"He was a good man. He was my backbone," Abigail Gyimah, his widow, said on Sunday. "I am lost right now."
"They didn’t think twice when they had Kutin on the floor when they were beating and kicking him and ultimately killing him. Although they are kids they need to pay for the crime they committed," says Fernando Mateo, a spokesperson for the NYSFTD