A 30-year-old South Ozone Park man died Tuesday after his brother allegedly beat him to death with cookware.
At about 3:20 p.m., police responded to a report of an assault inside of 115-18 122 St. When they arrived, officers discovered the victim, Jason Tolentino, lying on the ground with head trauma. EMS also responded and transported the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center where he later died from serious head injuries.
Police arrested the victim’s 29-year-old brother, who has not yet been identified, and charged with him Tolentino’s murder. Cops say the suspect and his brother were arguing Tuesday afternoon when the younger Tolentino brother allegedly struck the victim with a frying pan multiple times in the head causing the fatal injuries. Neighbors told police that they had heard the brothers arguing before the incident.
The two men lived in the South Ozone Park home with their mother who police said had just left the country.
Tolentino’s murder is the first of 2014 in South Queens.