The tragic death of subway rider Jordan Neely has been ruled a homicide.
According to the medical examiner, Neely’s cause of death was compression of the neck. Witnesses say that the recognizable Michael Jackson impersonator was seen yelling and pacing back and forth on a Manhattan-bound F train. They also stated that at least three people tried to calm him down and restrain him. One of the people was a U.S. Marine veteran who put Neely in a chokehold.
Neely eventually lost consciousness and was pronounced dead at Lenox Hill Hospital. Although the death was ruled a homicide, the Marine Vet may not be prosecuted for his actions, however, the Manhattan DA’s office is still investigating it.
“As part of our rigorous ongoing investigation, we will review the Medical Examiner’s report, assess all available video and photo footage, identify and interview as many witnesses as possible, and obtain additional medical records,” the DA said in a statement.
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