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Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charges in man's death

10 August 2018

This photo from 2017 shows Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones, second from left, with the team and head coach Danny Manning, second from right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Winston-Salem, N.C. Police say Jones threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his auto window thinking it was his Uber ride.

Jones, of Kernersville, North Carolina, turned himself in to police earlier Thursday.

A college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who mistook him for an Uber driver, police said Thursday. He was ordered to return to court on October 2.

The Wake Forest Athletic Department released a statement that said: "We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information".

Szabo lost consciousness when his head hit the pavement, and he was brought to an area hospital in critical condition. "We won't be making any further comments".

Among the cars Szabo allegedly approached was one driven by Jones, which led to their confrontation. Szabo had been treated for fractures to the left side of his face and the back of his head, and for bleeding on the brain, according to the complaint filed against Jones. Szabo's brother said he thought Szabo may have mistaken an SUV for a cab, according to the New York Daily News. He was taken off life support Tuesday afternoon. A third-degree assault charge is a misdemeanor in NY.

Jones, 35, is a Philadelphia native who played college basketball at Arkansas Tech.

Jones is entering his second year on Demon Deacons' coach Danny Manning's staff. "We are going to miss him dearly".

Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charges in man's death