Reports say Wake Forest assistant basketball coach arrested following fatal altercation

Wake Forest Assistant Basketball Coach Jamill Jones Charged With Assaulting Man Who Later Died

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Jones, 35, has been charged with misdemeanor and third degree assault after a Florida tourist, also in New York City, mistook Jones for an Uber driver. Police said Szabo fell and hit his head on the sidewalk after he was punched in the face Sunday on 29th Street near 41st Avenue in Long Island City, Queens.

Sandor Szabo died after he tapped on a auto window, mistaking it for his Uber ride, and was allegedly punched by the driver before hitting his head on the pavement in NY.

The New York Post reports that Szabo's family said he was in town for his stepsister's wedding when he left his brother's LIC hotel shortly after 1 find a cab he'd ordered.

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Jones joined the Wake Forest basketball program in May 2017, according to the team's website. Massena contacted police Tuesday and arranged for Jones to turn himself in Thursday morning.

The Queens DA's Office didn't immediately comment on whether it will charge Jones, an assistant to head coach Danny Manning, with murder.

Szabo, of Boca Raton, was hospitalized in critical condition and died two days later, according to his employer in Florida. The coach then got out of his vehicle and allegedly punched the man, after which Jones fled the scene. He's due back in court October 2.

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Zhing was hospitalized with visible injuries to her face and body, and Thomas refused medical attention, according to police. The customer said she paid something, but the store's owner said she refused to pay any of the money she owed.

The investigation is ongoing, and charges against Jones could be upgraded, police said.

The coach's next court appearance is scheduled for October 2, the Queens district attorney's office said. His family has said he was looking for his ride. "We are going to miss him dearly".

Wake Forest released a statement Thursday night saying, "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information. He was a really good person".

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