Jeffrey Babbitt, of Sheepshead Bay, dies after last week's beating in Union Square

A Sheepshead Bay man died Monday after being attacked by a complete stranger in Manhattan. Authorities say Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, was walking in Union Square

Babbitt leaves behind a mother in her 90s.

Babbitt leaves behind a mother in her 90s. (9/10/13)

SHEEPSHEAD BAY - A Sheepshead Bay man died Monday after being attacked by a complete stranger in Manhattan.

Authorities say Jeffrey Babbitt, 62, was walking in Union Square at around 3 p.m. last Wednesday when he was beaten. He fell to the pavement, cracked his skull and was rushed to the hospital.

Sources say police have arrested a suspect, who apparently shouted racial slurs before attacking Babbitt. The case is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Friends say Babbitt leaves behind a mother in her 90s, who he took care of for most of his life.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Activists say they want the city to retract 1 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development
2 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
History lovers call Green-Wood Cemetery's trolley tour through 3 Black History Month: Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour
Animal rights activists continued to protest outside the 4 Protesters gather outside Ringling Bros. Circus
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is hosting a 5 New Brooklyn Academy of Music exhibit features virtual reality storytelling

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE