Cab driver charged with manslaughter in deadly attack

BROOKLYN, NY – A deadly encounter early Thursday morning ended with a car service driver being arrested. The suspect involved in the incident has been identified as Sergio Zamora Mendoza, 33. He is now facing charges of manslaughter and assault as a result of his connection to the crime. Mendoza allegedly initiated an attack that left one man dead and his cousin critically wounded.

Cops report that Mendoza assaulted passengers Carlos Guaman, aged 66, and his 52-year-old cousin following an altercation after he dropped them off around 4:40 a.m. near Avenue T in Gravesend. The victims were brutally attacked, resulting in head injuries and left unconscious on the street while Mendoza drove away.

A doorbell camera captured the brutal incident. After the assault, both victims were transported to Maimonides Medical Center catering to traumatic head injuries. However, Guaman succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead, while his cousin remains in critical but stable condition.

The surviving victim was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the attack. The victim admitted to investigators that he had no memory of what transpired during the deadly incident.

The incident has sent shockwaves through what is typically a quiet neighborhood, prompting concern from local residents, particularly given its proximity to the holiday season.