66-year-old man beaten, critically injured outside Brooklyn bodega

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A 66-year-old man was beaten outside a Brooklyn bodega and critically injured on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

A 24-year-old man punched him several times in the face after a dispute outside the store at Clarkson and Rogers avenues around 3:20 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.

The victim was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Officers took the accused attacker into police custody; charges against him are pending. The man’s name has not yet been released.

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