Woman dies of injuries following violent attack in East Harlem: NYPD

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A woman died of her injuries after she was put in a chokehold and knocked to the ground in East Harlem last month.

Police say that at 11:28 p.m. on May 18, 38-year-old Frankie Harris approached the victim, a 64-year-old woman, from behind near the corner of East 111th Street and 2nd Avenue. Harris then allegedly put her in a chokehold and knocked her to the ground.

Harris then allegedly exposed himself to the victim before fleeing the scene on a Citi-Bike. Harris was arrested on Many 23 and charged with attempted murder, rape, strangulation, and sex abuse.

The victim, who has not been identified at this time, was taken to a local area and was in “vegetative state,” the New York Post reported. The victim ultimately died of her injuries on May 27.

The incident has since been ruled a homicide. The investigation is ongoing.