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New Video Shows Suspect in Deadly East Village Attack

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New surveillance video has been released showing a deadly attack on an East Village street Friday night.

The footage was recorded shortly after 8:30 p.m. on East 6th Street.

Wen Hui Ruan, 68, is seen walking down the street when another man walks up from behind, confronts him and throws him against the wall.

The attacker also punched and kicked the victim in the head before walking away.

Ruan was taken to the hospital where he died on Saturday.

He lived on Avenue C, around the corner from the incident.

Ruan moved to the U.S. in 1994 and worked in a garment factory. His daughter says he didn't speak English but was well known in their community.

"He always smiled and be kind to other people," said the victim's daughter. "We couldn't accept it because my father is a good man and we cannot believe this happened to him."

Neighbors who spoke with NY1 also expressed concern that an older man minding his own business was jumped.

"This is horrible I don't understand how this is happening," said one neighbor.

Ruan leaves behind a wife, three daughters and five grandchildren.

As for a motive, police say it could have been robbery but the victim had all his possessions on him.

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