Wake Forest University basketball coach charged in death of NYC tourist

WINSTON-SALEM NC- FEBRUARY 24 Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones during the Wake Forest Demon Deacons game versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

WINSTON-SALEM NC- FEBRUARY 24 Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones during the Wake Forest Demon Deacons game versus the Notre Dame Fighting Irish

One of its assistants has reportedly been charged in an attack on a NY tourist who later died.

- A Wake Forest University assistant basketball coach accused of punching and killing a New York City tourist surrendered to police Thursday, according to NBC New York.

The New York Daily News and television station WPIX reported that Jamill Jones, a Wake coach since May 2017, was placed under arrest Thursday in Queens, N.Y., after he surrendered to police with his lawyer by his side.

According to Jones's bio at Wake Forest's sports website, he is a Philadelphia native who attended Arkansas Tech and began his basketball coaching career in Washington, D.C., with an AAU squad named Team Takeover. The Post reported that Szabo was "apparently drunk" at the time of the incident and had already punched a local resident who had come outside to see who was causing such a ruckus. "We will make a further statement after we learn more about the matter".

The investigation is ongoing, and charges against Jones could be upgraded, police said.

Jones is entering his second year on Demon Deacons' coach Danny Manning's staff.

Jones spent one season with the Knights and now is an assistant coach at Wake Forest.

"He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring", the post continued.

Szabo, also 35, was "super outgoing, friendly, and an incredibly smart businessman", his company, at What If Media Group, said. "He was a really good person".

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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