MANHATTAN — A Sugar Hill man who bludgeoned a teen with a wrench in Hamilton Heights late last month was arrested Wednesday, two days after the 18-year-old died, police said.
Luis Guzman, 24, swung a wrench into Jesus Tapia's head about 11:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at West 145th Street and Broadway, puncturing the teen's skull, police said.
Tapia managed to prop himself up on a light post after the attack and was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital, where he died on Monday, police said.
Guzman was cuffed Wednesday and faces a murder charge, police said.
The two men fought inside a club and then took it out into the street, an NYPD spokesman said.
Guzman, who works at the TriBeCa restaurant Baba ghanouge, had been arrested about five times previously, most recently for criminal possession of a weapon, the spokesman added.