Queens hate crime investigation: Asian woman struck in head with rock in Jackson Heights

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JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) — Police are investigating an assault in Queens as a doable hate crime after an Asian girl was hit within the head with a rock.

Authorities say the incident occurred Friday on 89th Road in Jackson Heights simply after 8 a.m.

The sufferer, 61-year-old GuiYing Ma, went outdoors and began sweeping the sidewalk outdoors her residence.

Eyewitness Information was instructed she was simply making an attempt to be useful. It was not her job. It was her useful nature.

Whereas innocently making an attempt to make her block just a bit nicer, police say 33-year-old Elisaul Perez got here up and bashed her head with a rock.

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Ma was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, the place she is listed in vital situation, however is predicted to outlive.

“I really feel so responsible as a result of she’s serving to me. She’s serving to me to sweeping however now she faces such an accident — I really feel so responsible, I really feel so sick,” landlord Yihung Hsieh mentioned.

Hsieh is damaged hearted. His mild tenant and good friend has nonetheless not regained consciousness after the vicious assault.

“She’s not awaken but. Her head was underneath surgical procedure. She’s nonetheless not awaken,” the sufferer’s husband Zhanxin Gao mentioned.

“She’s so candy. She helps the chums, neighbors, she helps everyone,” the sufferer’s sister Jing Zhang mentioned.

Perez was arrested and charged with assault within the first and second diploma and felony possession of a weapon.

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It is unknown if the sufferer was focused attributable to her race, however police say the assault is being investigated by the Hate Crimes Activity Drive as a doable bias crime.

It isn’t clear if the system will launch Perez earlier than the sufferer recovers on the hospital.

The owner has arrange a GoFundMe page to assist the standard couple pay for all their medical bills.

“I deal with her like my household. I really feel so dangerous now. I really need her to get better quickly,” Hsieh mentioned.

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