Ridgewood man allegedly killed by fatal punch

The Ridgewood man found conscious and bleeding from the mouth early Sunday morning has died from his injuries, police said early Friday.

According to police, 56-year-old Hugo Moreta was allegedly involved in a dispute with two other individuals when one man punched him, causing Moreta to fall to the ground. EMS arrived at 1644 Decatur Street, outside the victim’s home, and transported him to Elmhurst Hospital. He was pronounced dead on September 7.

Police are classifying the incident as a homicide. There have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.



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