Man accused of fatally beating neighbor in Bronx elevator

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Monday, April 25, 2016

KINGSBRIDGE HEIGHTS, Bronx (WABC) -- A 74-year old Bronx man is dead after getting knocked out by a neighbor during a fistfight over an elevator, authorities say.

Police identified the victim as Felix Rodriguez.

He was arguing with 56-year-old Joaquin Feliciano in their building in Kingsbridge Heights Sunday.

Police say the 74-year-old punched Feliciano, but Feliciano fought back.

Police say they were called to the building just after 3 p.m. on Sunday and found Rodriguez unconscious and unresponsive on the floor of the building's elevator. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say Feliciano was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter in Rodriguez's death.