A Wake Forest University assistant basketball coach has been arrested in connection with the death of a Boca Raton man in New York City last Sunday.
According to the New York Police Department, 35-year-old Jamill Jones, of Kernerville, North Carolina, surrendered on Thursday morning. He is accused of punching Boca Raton resident Sandor Szabo, who was also 35 years old, in the face in Queens early Sunday morning.
Szabo, who was in the Big Apple for a wedding, was leaving his brother’s hotel when he knocked on the window of Jones’ vehicle, believing that Jones was his car-sharing ride. Jones then punched Szabo, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the pavement, never regaining consciousness.
The victim passed away in the hospital on Tuesday. Jones is currently facing third-degree assault charges.
A statement from the Wake Forest athletic department says, “We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information. We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter.”
Jones once coached at both the University of Central Florida in Orlando and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.