A 56-year-old Ridgewood man died after being punched by a suspect during an incident that police said is being investigated as a homicide.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 3, police responded to a 911 call of an assault opposite 16-44 Decatur St. in Ridgewood. Upon arrival, officers discovered Hugo Moreta conscious and bleeding from the mouth.
The officers were informed that Moreta was involved in a dispute at the location with two other men, when one of the men punched him, causing Moreta to fall to the ground.
EMS responded and transported Moreta to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Sept. 7. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, police said.