News Man dies months after being sucker punched in Queens robbery; case ruled homicide, NYPD says Mohamaad Alam died on Wednesday, months after he was punched in the head over a stolen cellphone, police said. A Queens man died months after a teen, pictured, punched him in the head during a robbery, police said on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Photo Credit: NYPD By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org @L_Cook865 Updated February 6, 2018 2:57 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The death of a Queens man who was sucker punched during a robbery several months ago was deemed a homicide on Tuesday, the NYPD said. Mohamaad Alam, 66, was talking on his cellphone outside MIM Wireless, located at 167-05 Hillside Ave. in Jamaica Hills, on Sept. 28 when a teenager snatched his phone from him, according to cops. When he chased after the thief, another teen stepped forward and punched Alam in the side of the head, they said. Alam suffered a contusion to the head and was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in critical condition. He died at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital on Wednesday, and police are now considering upgraded charges against the suspects. Shyquan Kimble and Jaleel Steele, both 16, were arrested in connection with the case on Oct. 2 and charged with robbery and assault, police said. Kimble and Steele are set to appear in Queens Supreme Court on March 1. By Lauren Cook email@example.com @L_Cook865 Lauren joined amNY.com as a news editor in 2016. Previously, she worked as a web producer at CBS New York and News 12. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.