An elderly Bronx man was killed in an elevator Sunday afternoon after getting into an argument with his neighbor. The dispute reportedly had something to do with holding the elevator doors open.
According to police, Felix Rodriguez, 74, was found unresponsive on the floor of an elevator at 2824 University Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday. Rodriguez was rushed to Allen Pavilion Hospital, but could not be saved.
Rodriguez had been arguing with his neighbor, Joaquin Feliciano, 57, about holding the elevator door open, the Daily News reports. It remains unclear which of the two men had been holding the door, but police say Rodriguez punched Feliciano in the head during their altercation, before he himself was knocked to the ground.
"I fucked him up," Feliciano told police officers at the scene, according to the News.
Police arrested Feliciano on the scene and have charged him with manslaughter.