Wake Forest hoops assistant threw punch that killed NYC tourist

Jamill Jones right was charged with assault in connection with a deadly attack on tourist Sandor Szabo in New York City

Police charged a Wake Forest assistant basketball coach Thursday with assault in connection with an incident Sunday that resulted in the death of a man in NY.

Jamill Jones has turned himself into New York City Police.

Jamill Jones, 35, is accused of punching a tourist in the face, who later died. Szabo was taken to the hospital in critical condition before passing away.

Szabo, who was in town for a wedding, had knocked on a window of an SUV he apparently thought was his Uber ride, his family said. Szabo had been treated for fractures to the left side of his face and the back of his head, and for bleeding on the brain, according to the complaint filed against Jones.

Jones just completed his second season as an assistant at Wake Forest.

A spokesman said Wake Forest had no immediate comment on the 35-year-old Jones' arrest. They say the punch caused Szabo to fall and hit his head on a sidewalk. He's due back in court October 2.

"I can tell you the reason why the charge is what it is now - the reason why it's the appropriate charge - is because the District Attorney's Office and I obtained information that the public does not have", Messena told The Post on Friday morning. "We simply hope that the public gives Mr. Jones an opportunity to litigate this matter in the court and not in the press". The Philadelphia native graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008. "He was a really good person". His family says he was in NY for a wedding.

"His lovely spirit and his love of life will remain with us", the company said in the Facebook post.

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