Police in New York have released CCTV footage showing the shocking moment Ghanaian taxi driver, Kutin Gyimah, was attacked by five teens and beaten to death.
The disturbing footage captures the moment the five jumped the taxi driver and assaulted him.
Gyimah got to his feet after the assault, but one of the five delivered a final, fatal blow that sent him to the concrete which hit his head.
He fell unconscious, was rushed to the hospital later but was pronounced dead.
A Fatal Ride
New York City taxi driver Kutin Gyimah, 52, picked up five teens for a simple ride to Far Rockaway in Queens, New York on Saturday, August 13th 2022.
At the destination, the five reportedly refused to pay their fare and also attempted to rob Gyimah.
The father of four was desperate for the cash and gave chase, at which point they jumped him and assaulted him.
The brutal assault was captured on CCTV and has now been released to the public.
Five teenage criminals savagely beat a NYC cab driver to death
Heartbreaking footage shows Kutin Gyimah, a father-of-four, getting kicked and smashed to death by a few teenager thugs who wanted to rob him. #newyork #us #tragedy #thugs #taxidriver #anews pic.twitter.com/8i2T0ZZlHz
— ANews (@anews) August 19, 2022
Three Suspects Arrested
Police launched a manhunt for the five suspects after Gyimah’s brutal death, putting in a call to the public for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.
After the CCTV footage of the attack was released, the first suspect, Austin Amos, 20 years old, turned himself in to police Wednesday night.
He was accompanied by his mother when he turned himself in, according to reports.
A second suspect, Nicholas Porter, also 20 years old, turned himself in to investigators.
A 15-year old girl who was part of the gang was also arrested – two more suspects are at large.
Amos, who delivered the fatal blow to Gyimah, has been charged with manslaughter, gang assault and theft.
The other two suspects face charges of gang assault and theft.
A Family In Mourning
Gyimah was a hard working father trying to support a wife and four kids who are now distraught over his passing.
His wife, Abigail said he was his world and she’s devastated over his passing, as are the kids.
“My husband was a good man,” Abigail Gyimah said. “He was everything we had. He was my children’s hero. He was my backbone. He was the one I look up to. I look up to God, but aside [from] God, he was the only one I looked up to.”
According to her, he was the family’s main breadwinner, leaving her lost for the way forward.
Thankfully, the New York City Federation of Taxi Drivers has raised over $130,000 for the family through a GoFundMe page.