NYPD: Parking dispute, punch in face led to man’s death in East Flatbush

A fight over a parking space Saturday night led to the death of an East Flatbush man, the NYPD says.

Bob Doda and Daniella Rodriguez

Mar 17, 2024, 10:32 PM

Updated 127 days ago

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A fight over a parking space Saturday night led to the death of an East Flatbush man, the NYPD says.
The incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. inside a gas station at 1143 Clarkson Ave. and Rockaway Parkway .
Police say a 30-year-old male tow truck driver punched 61-year-old Carlyle Thomas in the face after not moving his car.
Thomas was transported to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The unnamed 30-year-old was taken into custody.
According to a police release, responding officers learned that the fight involved a parking dispute with the tow truck driver, but did not elaborate on the details.
Police are asking anyone with any information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.


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