Asian Man Dies After Protecting His Brothers

February 28, 2021

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn—A Good Samaritan died after he was repeatedly stabbed during an attempted robbery at an illegal gambling den Friday night, according to ABC 7.

NYPD responded to a 911 call for an assault near 57th Street and 7th Avenue around 9:30 p.m. in Sunset Park.

They found 46-year-old Yong Zheng mortally wounded on the ground in a pool of his own blood and three other men who were also stabbed were taken to the hospital.

Apparently, Yong Zheng had just finished having dinner with his family when he witnessed a group of African-American males stabbing and assaulting three Asian men outside a restaurant, according to World Journal.

Zheng intervened and was stabbed four times in the torso. The suspects fled the scene and Zheng can be seen on CCTV footage walking back toward his friends and then collapsing.

The three other victims, men all in their 30s and 40s, are expected to be recover.

Authorities often look the other way with illegal gambling dens in the Asian community since the community itself commits no major violent or drug-related crimes. However, such gambling dens are known and are sometimes targeted by outsiders.

Feature Image via NY Daily News

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