An assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University was charged in the fatal assault of a Florida tourist who was punched in the face and then died of his injuries in the hospital.
Jamill Jones, an assistant coach of Demon Deacons, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting Sandor Szabo in Queens on Sunday morning.
It is said that Szabo, 35, was drunk and hitting cars in Long Island City when he came across Jones' vehicle.
After hitting Jones' vehicle, the assistant coach allegedly responded by hitting Szabo in the face.
Szabo then fell and hit his head on the pavement. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later succumbed to injuries.
Wake Forest technical assistant, Jamill Jones, has been arrested and charged with assault for the death of a Florida tourist in New York last Sunday
Jones looks good when leaving the 114th precinct in Astoria, Queens after surrendering on Thursday
Sandor Szabo, a 35-year-old Florida resident, hit his head on the sidewalk after being punched in the face by a man he probably mistook for an Uber driver after attending his step-sister's wedding.
The NYPD published this image of the man they believe hit Sandor in the face
Jones allegedly left in his white SUV after the assault.
Jones and his lawyer entered room 114 in Astoria, Queens, where the coach turned himself in.
He has been charged with assault, although investigators say the charge could be improved based on the results of an autopsy.
The assault occurred while Szabo was returning to his hotel after the celebration of his step-sister's wedding on Saturday.
Authorities said the unknown man hit Sandor in the face after a confrontation and then left in a white SUV.
Sandor's brother, Dominic Szabo, 33, told the NY Daily News that Sandor's attempts to avoid the blow by retreating really added to the force involved when he hit his head on the sidewalk.
Dominic said it was the impact with the pavement that resulted in Sandor's brain injury.
Dominic noticed that before the incident occurred, the battery of Sandor's phone had died.
Dominic speculated that his brother had probably tried to make a trip back to his hotel and that "probably that night he hit the car of the wrong type".
After hitting Sandor, the man was seen running away from the scene in this white SUV
The NYPD published images of the automobile and the man, who is described as a bald, dark-skinned man.
The description conforms to Jones'.
Dominic described Sandor as "the nicest guy you've ever met," who was also ready to help a stranger or anyone else.
Before attending his step-sister's wedding, Dominic, who works in digital advertising, had been in town for a trade fair in New York City.
Jones enters his second season as an assistant coach at Wake Forest, a university whose campus is located in Winstom-Salem, North Carolina.
Head coach Danny Manning said at the time that Jones was hired last year that he was a brilliantly respected & # 39; in the training world and that brought new blood & # 39; and & # 39; new perspectives & # 39; to Wake Forest.
Jones looks very much to the left with assistant coaches Randolph Childress (second from left), Steve Woodberry (second from right), Justin Bauman (far right) and head coach Danny Manning (center) in this archive. January 2018
The men's basketball team of Wake Forest Division I plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the main divisions of the NCAA that presents powerful programs such as Duke, North Carolina and Clemson.
An assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest earns an average annual salary of $ 53,456, according to Paysa.
Before being hired as an assistant at Wake Forest, Jones worked for the University of Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University and Florida Gulf Coast.
Jones, a native of Philadelphia, completed his undergraduate studies at Arkansas Tech in 2008.
He has a son, Jayden, and a daughter, Juliana.
Jones lives in Kernersville, North Carolina, a few miles east of Winston-Salem.
He deleted his Twitter account as of Thursday night.