Cab driver ‘beaten to death by passengers as they tried to rob him’

Cab driver Kutin Gyimah (right, on ground) died after getting beat up by Austin Amos (center) and others at a playground in Queens (Pictures: New York Police Department)

A New York City taxi driver was Ki**ed after he was brutally beat up by multiple assailants who tried to rob him.

Kutin Gyimah, 52, died after a group of five teenagers and young adults attacked him in a playground in the Rockaways early last Saturday morning.

Police identified Gyimah as a yellow cab minivan driver. He was reportedly dropping off the five assailants near the park when they tried to rob him.

shows Gyimah catching up with the group outside near the playground after the attempted robbery. Gyimah confronts the group, who turn and begin beating him up.

Kutin Gyimah tries to confront the group after the attempted robbery (Picture: New York Police Department)

Five assailants can be seen beating up Gyimah in the video – two boys in their early 20s and three teenage girls, police said.

Police named one suspect, Austin Amos, 20, who they believe Ki**ed Gyimah when he threw him to the ground.

In the video, Amos appears to throw a punch at Gyimah, which knocks him off his feet. The back of his head then hits the ground.

The deadly fight happened around 6.20am near the Arverne Playground.

Kutin Gyimah lies motionless on the ground after getting punched by an assailant (Picture: New York Police Department)

When first responders got to the scene, they found Gyimah lying on the ground with trauma to his head. He was taken by paramedics to St Johns Hospital in Far Rockaway where he was pronounced dead.

Gyimah was identified as a father of four who lived in the Bronx. Gyimah’s kids are aged 8, 7, 5 and 3.

A was set up to help pay for Gyimah’s funeral expenses, as well as support his four children’s living and educational expenses.

‘All through the worst days of the pandemic he was one of the few who still drove a cab continuously to provide support for our city and its citizens,’ the organizers wrote.

The fundraiser had received almost $135,000 in donations as of Thursday afternoon.



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