KEY POINTS

  • A 42-year-old New York man died Tuesday after he was allegedly beaten by a group of at least 10 people in the aftermath of a car crash
  • The victim's head was allegedly repeatedly stomped against the concrete while his brother was also being beaten
  • Two arrested men were freed on bail before the case had been elevated to homicide due to the victim's death

A 42-year-old New York man has died after he was allegedly beaten by a group of at least 10 people right beside his brother in the aftermath of a car crash in the Bronx last weekend.

Geuris Guillermo, of Midtown East, lost consciousness and suffered bleeding to his brain before he died Tuesday, New York Daily News reported.

Guillermo and his brother, Ambiori Guillermo, were allegedly beaten by a gang of 10 to 15 people just before 2:40 a.m. Sunday, right after their vehicle collided with another car on the corner of East 176 Street and Carter Avenue in Mount Hope.

The group allegedly repeatedly stomped Guillermo's head against the concrete as his brother was also beaten nearby, according to police and prosecutors.

Two men from the other car allegedly demanded cash from the Guillermo brothers prior to the assault, police said.

Authorities arrested two men, identified as Luciano Norales and Thomas Ellington, aged 27 and 29, respectively, and they were each charged with attempted robbery, two counts of gang assault and two counts of assault, a report by Norwood News said.

Norales, of Brooklyn, told a detective that he did not hit the Guillermo brothers, but that he "wanted to so badly," according to a criminal complaint obtained by New York Daily News.

"I was so angry but I didn’t. I grabbed him and I said I need your information, and then he ran," Norales said.

The group that had attacked Guillermo and his brother allegedly also raided their car, stealing musical equipment and flinging clothing onto the ground, according to prosecutors.

Ellington, of Bronx, admitted to removing items from the brothers' car, but he denied stealing anything, as per the New York Daily News.

"I took some stuff out but I didn’t take nothing," Ellington told investigators.

"Other people were in the car and I said do whatever you want to do... But I tried to stop everything. I was taking clothes out or whatever," he said.

Norales and Ellington appeared before Bronx Criminal Court Judge Jeffrey Zimmerman Monday for their arraignment. They were both freed on bail before the case had been elevated to homicide Thursday due to Guillermo's death.

Prosecutors had sought for the two to be held without bail, according to a spokeswoman for Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark.

"Justice needs to be served. These people need to be put on blast," said Mary Guillermo, one of the victim's sisters.

"My family is scared. We fear for our family," she explained.

"We don’t know these people. We don’t know why they did this. It won’t bring my brother back, but I want them to burn in hell," said another sister who did not disclose her name.

headlamp-2940_1920 Representation. Gueris Guillermo, 42, was allegedly beaten by a gang of at least 10 people after his vehicle collided with another car. Photo: Pixabay