- On Christmas Eve, Duane Patterson, a 61-year-old bouncer, was attacked outside a bar in Chelsea, New York City.
- Patterson suffered a traumatic brain injury and later died in the hospital.
- The suspect fled the scene, and the NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in finding him.
Duane Patterson, a 61-year-old bouncer, died days after he was injured in a fight with a man outside a Chelsea (NYC) bar on Christmas Eve.
According to the NYPD, Patterson and another man got into a physical fight outside the Billymark’s West business on 9th Avenue near 29th Street around 3 a.m. on Dec. 24.
The suspect allegedly punched the worker in the face, causing him to fall backward and hit his head on the pavement, authorities said. Patterson was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died, police said yesterday.
Patterson suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma. “Unfortunately, the intensive care he received was not enough to revive his mind. The family needs emotional and financial support during this devastating time,” his daughter Arianna Buchholz wrote on a GoFundMe page.
The suspect fled the scene after the attack. The NYPD released a photo of him. He was described as bald, between 40 and 50 years old, and stocky, Pix11 detailed.
Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also, via crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
Nearby in November, a triple shooting outside an event hall left one man dead and two bystanders wounded. Weeks later, brothers Lmani and Lashawn Delima were arrested as suspects.
In a similar case, in the summer, David Cruz, a North Bellmore (Long Island, NY) bouncer with an extensive criminal record, was accused of fatally beating a man outside a bar where he worked as a security guard.