On Thursday, a 33-year-old homeless man was beaten to a pulp by unidentified assailants in a brutal street fight near the Staten Island Ferry terminal on Staten Island. Police have now released surveillance photos of the two suspects who beat 33-year-old victim Hector Meza. One witness previously said the assailants "left him there to just basically die."
The beating happened around 2:25 a.m. at the intersection of Schuyler and Bay Streets. Afterwards, an off-duty police officer who didn't see Meza ran him over with his Ford Explorer. “He was smashed up underneath, like an accordion,” a witness told the News. Meza was taken to Richmond Hospital in critical condition. Police still haven't determined what prompted the beating.