Homeless man dead following brutal beating in East Harlem

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Edgardo Rodriguez, pictured, was brutally attacked by several men in East Harlem in May 2022 and died three months later from his injuries.

Police are looking for a group suspects who allegedly beat up a 66-year-old homeless man in East Harlem last May who then died from his injuries three months later.

Edgardo Rodriguez was brutally attacked by several men at around 12:15 a.m. on May 24 at the back of the Taft NYCHA Development located at 70 East 115 St., according to cops. The suspects then fled on foot.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Rodriguez conscious with trauma to his face and body. EMS transported the 66-year-old to NYC Health and Hospital/Harlem in stable condition. He was then transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Aug. 18, shortly after his 67th birthday.

Police said they were unsure why the men savagely attacked the victim.

The NYPD does not have any photos or video of the suspects but did release an image of Rodriguez on Thursday.

Police are calling on the public to contact them if they have any information at the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).