Man, 20, dies after being beaten into coma during Queens street robbery

(NY DAILY NEWS) – A 20-year-old man has died after being beaten into a coma by a crew of four crooks, two of them teenagers, on a Queens street, police said Wednesday.

John Martinez was punched in the head and thrown to the ground on 115th St. near 95th Ave. in Richmond Hill about 11:35 a.m. May 25. His four assailants snatched his wallet and cellphone and ran off.

Cops found Martinez lying in a pool of blood about 10 minutes later. Medics took him to Jamaica Hospital with bleeding and swelling on the brain and a broken vertebra, according to court papers. Doctors performed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, but they could not bring back Martinez’s brain function.

After clinging to life in a coma for a little over a week, Martinez, who lived in East New York, Brooklyn, died June 4, cops said.

Friends shocked by his death flooded social media with memories of Martinez.

“Your future was bright despite everything the world is going thru,” cousin H Noel Martinez wrote. “You ain’t even scratch the surface wit ya potential.”

“He was a good friend and person who deserve better,” heartbroken pal Shaq Simms wrote.

Martinez’s mom was too distraught to speak to a reporter Wednesday.

Cops released surveillance video of the suspects after the attack in broad daylight and asked the public’s help tracking them down. The video showed alleged assailant Nicholas Thakurdin and Martinez passing each other on the sidewalk.

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