Jamill Jones, 35, was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of Sandor Szabo, of Boca Raton, Florida.
A rising star in college basketball's coaching ranks threw a punch that led to the death of a New York City tourist who apparently mistook him for an Uber driver, police said on Thursday.
"The Jones family sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the Szabo family".
A spokesman said Wake Forest had no immediate comment on the 35-year-old Jones' arrest.
Police say Jones threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on the assistant coach's vehicle window thinking it was his Uber ride. Szabo fell and hit his head hit the pavement, losing consciousness, authorities said. His family has said he was looking for his ride.
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A person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that Szabo may have been drunkenly banging on auto windows before Jones allegedly confronted him. The victim thought the auto was his Uber ride. He was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon. He was kind, giving, loving and enjoyed life to the fullest.
Wake Forest University assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. last Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and smash his head on the sidewalk, police said.
Wake Forest is coached by former National Basketball Association star Danny Manning.
As an assistant coach at Wake Forest, Jones joined the staff in May 2017.
It's unclear why Jones was in New York City over the weekend. Jones was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Thursday evening, and he has been charged with third-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury to another person.