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Staten Island man arrested in slaying of homeless man

Posted at 8:31 AM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 11:09:32-05
Police found the 54-year-old homeless victim with a head wound, bleeding from the mouth near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Port Richmond Avenue. (Google Maps)

Police found the 54-year-old homeless victim with a head wound, bleeding from the mouth near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Port Richmond Avenue. (Google Maps)

PORT RICHMOND, Staten Island — A man has been arrested for assaulting a homeless man, leading to his death in what the Medical Examiner says is a homicide.

On February 17, police received reports of an unconscious man and found a 54-year-old homeless victim with a head wound, bleeding from the mouth near the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Port Richmond Avenue, police said.

EMS took the man to Richmond University Medical Center in stable condition, according to police.

Police say they returned to the scene of the assault and found the suspect, Adam Reuben, 54, of Richmond Terrace, Staten Island.

After further questioning and investigation, Reuben was arrested and charged with assault on February 23, police said.

Less than two weeks later, on February 29, he died from his injuries, police said.

On Tuesday, the Medical Examiner declared his death a homicide caused by blunt force trauma to the head.