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Man killed by punch to the head on Brighton Beach boardwalk

Posted at 7:45 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 19:45:25-04

BRIGHTON BEACH, Brooklyn — A 52-year-old man was fatally punched in the head on the Brighton Beach boardwalk, police said Thursday.

Police have asked for help identifying the people in this photo in connection to a fatal Brooklyn punching. (NYPD)

Dimitry Goldfarb, 52, was found at Riegelman Boardwalk East and Brighton 6th Street on July 9 with trauma to the head, an NYPD spokesperson said. Emergency medical services rushed him to  NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn.  Goldfarb was later transferred to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue where he succumbed to his injuries.

A police investigation determined a man punched Goldfarb in the head, then left the location on foot with a woman. They headed north on Brighton 6th Street.

The NYPD has asked people for help identifying the man and woman.

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