Landlord, 71, dies after being pushed down stairs in Queens while trying to collect unpaid rent
- Tenant allegedly pushed his landlord down stairs in dispute over rent
- Queens landlord Edgar Moncayo, 71, tried to collect $ 200 from him
- The tenant reportedly pushed him and he hit his head on concrete and later died
Reportedly, a tenant pushed his landlord down a flight of stairs in a brutal attack that proved fatal.
Queens landlord Edgar Moncayo, 71, attempted to collect $ 200 in unpaid rent from his tenant on Sunday afternoon.
He arrived at his property in Corona while on the phone with his wife and tried to access the building.
In CCTV recordings, the tenant, Alex Garces, 22, sees the front door open and Moncayo tries to enter the building.
The landlord of Queen Edgar Moncayo, 71, (left) can be seen approaching his property while on the phone to collect his overdue rent. After a short conversation, Moncayo is pushed down the stairs (right)
Footage shows a short physical fight that breaks out before Garces allegedly pushes Moncayo down the stairs that leads to the front door.
The 71-year old hit his head when he hit the concrete underneath.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and placed on a living machine. He was, however, declared dead at 12:30 pm on Monday afternoon.
The victim’s grandson, Nicolas Jativa, 20, said the dispute was all about rent.
“It was all about rent, rent that this man didn’t want to pay,” he told the New York Post.
Moncayo falls on the concrete underneath and has a blunt force on his head, which is fatal
Moncayo had reportedly agreed to lower tenants that month from $ 400 to $ 200.
The ruined grandson added: “My grandmother was not at home when this happened, she was already on her way home when she was called by a neighbor who told her what had happened.
“As soon as she saw my grandfather, she fell to her knees and started crying. I didn’t believe it until I saw the video for myself and it’s horrible. ”
Garces’ family reportedly claimed that his death was an accident.
Garces was arrested Monday and is charged with manslaughter.