CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — Two arrests were made Friday in the beating death of a man in Crown Heights who refused treatment following the Aug. 22 attack only to be found barely clinging to life hours later.
Police announced that Jacob Blakney, 18, and Carlos Alvarado, 17, were arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into the deadly assault. Authorities believe a total of five suspects were involved.
The teens, both of Brooklyn, were charged with manslaughter as well as gang assault.
The victim — identified as Michael Brown, 38 — was kicked and punched by five men and left on the sidewalk. Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but Brown refused treatment, police said.
Several hours later, at about 5:30 p.m., officers were called to Brown’s home on Park Place where they found the man semi-conscious and spitting up blood, NYPD said.
He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. Brown’s death was ruled a homicide.
Police say the investigation remains ongoing and are asking for the public’s help to identify the males believed to be involved in the deadly beating. They released multiple surveillance photos of the suspected assailants.
Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s anonymous Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.