Police are searching for five men wanted in connection with a fatal mugging in Crown Heights early on Saturday.
According to the NYPD, 39-year-old Michael Brown was walking toward his neighborhood bodega on Utica Avenue near Sterling Place around 4 a.m. when he was beaten up by the suspects, who stole his cell phone. Emergency services responded to the scene, but Brown refused medical attention. He went home, but emergency workers were summoned around 6:15 p.m. when relatives saw him semi-conscious and coughing up blood. He was taken to Interfaith Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The medical examiner will determine his cause of death, and a police investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on any of the suspects depicted above should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.