The incident took place in Queens, New York, where a rent dispute turned violent where the tenant pushed his landlord aggressively after he was asked for late payment.
The landlord was recognized as Edgar Moncayo, a 71-year-old retired man who lost his land over a rent dispute. The whole incident was captured in a video where it is observed that the tenant pushed the landlord over the stairs as the argument turned violent.
Story As Observed In The Viral Video
As the captured video went viral, the landlord from Queens was observed to be standing on a stoop of a building located at 102nd Street in Corona. The accused was identified as a 23-year-old man named Alex Garces, who moved into the block some months ago and was already running late on a payment.
The video shows how a man (the tenant) opened the door. And observed the landlord was standing in front of him. The discussion turned out to be violent as Alex suddenly punched the 71-year-old landlord and rolled down eight steps of the stair.
Prayers For Edgar
Edgar Moncayo was from Equador, as told by his friends. He had a wife, a son and a daughter and grandchildren as well. According to his neighbours and friends, he was a kind-hearted man who moved in recently with his family.
Gladys Ramirez, a friend of his, broke down in front of the media. He told how his entire family prayed for the fast recovery of the older man. He made condolence to his wife for anything she needs. She said in return that she needs nothing but prayers. That would do for her. She wants her husband back in her life.
Just after a few minutes of interaction, news broke that the 71-year-old passed away. He was alive a few hours ago, and now he was walking towards heaven. The entire family, along with the neighbors, went to the church for prayers.
The 23-year-old Alex Garces was arrested in charge of manslaughter by the police and is currently behind bars.