Wake Forest assistant coach charged for punching tourist who later died

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Former UCF assistant coach Jamil Jones was arrested and charged with assault after punching a man in New York City who later died.

A third-degree assault charge is a misdemeanor in NY.

Jones then allegedly left the scene in a white SUV, while Szabo was taken to a local hospital in critical condition before succumbing to his injuries Tuesday.

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.

Jones has been charged after he reportedly punched a man Sunday on a Long Island City street.

Wake Forest University said Thursday night that they had just learned of Jones' arrest and would release a statement at a later time.

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Jones was with his family after the court session, his attorney, Alain Massena, told the AP.

Jones, of Kernerville, North Carolina, slugged Szabo, 35, in the head for drunkenly banging on his vehicle in Long Island City. He's due back in court October 2. He said Jones is cooperating with the police investigation. Investigators say that Jones got out and punched Szabo in the face; his head hit the pavement when he fell back and he lost consciousness. The district attorney's office would not comment on whether there would be additional charges. His family says he was in NY for a wedding. "We are going to miss him dearly".

His employers described him on Facebook as "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman".

Wake Forest basketball is dealing with a major situation right now.

"He was fun to be with, interesting, and always interested", the company said.

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