The details surrounding Sunday’s altercation in Williamsburg are confusing and conflicted, but the news keeps getting worse.
The sister of Michael Sapp, the man beaten into a coma at the Charleston on Bedford Avenue on Saturday night, said she is coming to terms with doctors’ pronouncement that he is brain-dead, but she is aggravated that police aren’t telling her anything about what happened. Ampora Yazdani flew to New York from Los Angeles on Sunday as soon as she heard from the mother of Sapp’s child that he was at Bellevue Medical Center.
Sapp, 33, suffered a fractured skull and contusions to the back of his head “as if he was hit from behind,” she said. He lost blood flow to his brain and doctors declared him unable to breathe on his own yesterday. Yazdani knows that the next step is to take him off life support but is holding out hope.
“I’m pursuing all of my contacts here to see if there’s a neurologist who could give a second opinion,” she said. “I know there’s probably no chance, but I’m hoping that there might be a miracle.”
Gothamist has patchy details about this ongoing investigation. Stay tuned.
Update: We’re sad to discover that Michael Sapp has died.