Trigger warning: This article contains information about graphic violence.
The video that captured the brutal assault on New York taxi driver, Kutin Gyimah, was recently released by the NYPD. The attack, which happened last weekend, led to the death of the victim.
Police have made two arrests so far in connection with this case. One of the suspects has been identified as Austin Amos, 20, who, along with his four friends, punched and kicked Kutin Gyimah, 52.
Cops say the remaining four suspects caught on video include three women and one man, all of whom fall under 13 to 20 years of age.
Kutin Gyimah dropped the passengers near Beach 54th Street and Arverne Boulevard in Edgemere around 6.30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, but instead of paying the cab fare, they tried to rob Gyimah and attacked him mercilessly.
The victim was rushed to St. John's Hospital, but he could not be saved.
Kutin Gyimah case: Police on the hunt for the remaining suspects
Kutin Gyimah chased the group of men and women as they tried to evade paying the cab fare. Gyimah eventually caught up to them, but he was outnumbered as the five people ganged up on him.
Fernando Mateo, spokesperson for the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, told The Post that the two suspects surrendered to the police at the 101st Precinct in Queens late on Wednesday.
Amos, one of the suspects who has been arrested, was the one who struck Kutin Gyimah in the end. His punch caused the victim to hit the ground and sustain a severe head injury that resulted in his death. The video even shows Gyimah attempting to shield himself from the blows.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers also announced a $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Speaking about the incident, Mateo said:
"Her husband went to work this morning like he did every day at 5 a.m. And he's never coming back. This guy picked them up to take them where they wanted to go. Why kill the man?"
A GoFundMe page was also created to provide financial support to Gyimah and his family of five. So far, the total amount raised is more than $138,951.
Abigail Gyimah is hoping her husband gets justice. Speaking about him at a conference, she said:
"My husband was a good man. He was everything we had. He was my children's hero. He was my backbone. He was the one I look up to. I look up to God, but aside [from] God, he was the only one I looked up to."
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that one of the arrested accused has been charged with manslaughter.
Investigators are on the lookout for the remaining suspects.