Heart Surgeon Killed by Black Man in Road Rage Incident in NYC

June 26, 2023

BROOKLYN, NYC—A heart surgeon died after being knocked out during a road-rage brawl earlier this month in Brooklyn. The victim has been described as a “brilliant” Long Island doctor and beloved father of two.

Dr. Jaime Yun, 56, was a cardiothoracic surgeon from Manhasset. He died from a traumatic brain injury days after an African-American man punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground in Crown Heights on June 8.

Authorities said 31-year-old Dexter Alexander got into a road-rage dispute with Yun at Schenectady Avenue and East New York Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on June 8.

During the fight, Alexander allegedly punched Yun in the face, knocking him to the ground and causing him to slam his head into the pavement, according to The New York Post.

Yun was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he died last Friday. His death was ruled a homicide by the city medical examiner’s office.

Yun was born in Venezuela and later moved to Colombia with his family before immigrating to the United States in the 1970s, according to his obituary.

The 56-year-old was a graduate of Columbia University and New York University Medical School. His classmates gave him the nickname “99” because he routinely finished in the 99th percentile on his exams, according to his obituary.

Yun is survived by his wife, Tyan, his children, Christopher and Lauren, and five brothers.

It’s uncertain if Alexander’s assault charges will be upgraded following Yun’s death.

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