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Man dies weeks after being attacked by dozens of suspects on ATVs in Harlem

NEW YORK — A person who was attacked by a bunch of grime bike riders in Harlem in a doable street rage incident weeks in the past has died.

Police are nonetheless in search of dozens of folks concerned. 

“We called Arthur our gentle giant because he was 6’7″, so mild and loving and caring. For this to occur, everybody in the neighborhood is hurting,” stated Carmen Arroyo. 

Arthur Cooke’s colleagues are nonetheless attempting to return to phrases with what they name his mindless homicide. 

On Nov. 4, video reveals a bunch of round 30 ATVs and grime bikes on East a hundred and twenty fifth Street close to Fifth Avenue the place Cooke, 45, was driving his automobile along with his girlfriend. 

Police say one  of the riders struck Cooke’s passenger facet mirror, so he pulled over and acquired out of the automobile to take a look at the injury. Words have been exchanged, and one of the lads pointed a gun at him whereas the remainder surrounded and beat him, leaving him clinging to life. 

Sources say the state of affairs acquired even worse. After the assault, a homeless man not related to the assault, jumped into the sufferer’s automobile and drove off. 

“I can’t believe it. I don’t know how this would happen to somebody so loved,” Arroyo stated. 

Cooke was rushed to the hospital with spinal accidents. His coworkers visited him the subsequent day and thought he would pull by. 

“When I saw him he was responsive. I told him ‘Will, I’m here with you.’ He would move his hands,” stated colleague WIlliam Steele. 

This previous Friday, although, Cooke died of his accidents. 

“Broke my heart. All I think about is his son. Very loving father, very supportive, that was his pride and joy,” Steele stated. 

Cooke had a 6-year-old boy. He served the Harlem neighborhood working at Exodus, a program that helps previously incarcerated women and men get again on their ft. 

“His passion was going to the courts, speaking to judges, district attorneys and lawyers to give participants a second opportunity in life as Exodus gave to him,” Arroyo stated. 

The middle just lately acknowledged him as a standout worker who got here by this system himself. 

Friends are hoping, with the general public’s assist, police will monitor down all of the folks concerned. 

Anyone with details about the assault is requested to name the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can even submit a tip via their website or through DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are saved confidential.

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