The victim was on a bench in the promenade off of Springfield Avenue on July 17 around 9:30 p.m. when he was approached by a group of teenagers, said Romankow.
According to the investigation, the two teens facilitated the attack, said Romankow, causing serious injury. It appears to be an unprovoked attack although the case remains under investigation.
Police were called to the scene soon after the attack where they discovered Abelino Mazaniego of Summit suffering from severe head trauma. He was transported to Overlook Hospital and died on Tuesday afternoon, having never regained consciousness, said Romankow.