Shocking video shows moment Queens landlord is fatally shoved down flight of stairs

Shocking video shows moment Queens landlord is fatally shoved down flight of stairs

January 14, 2020

Video footage obtained by The Post captures the moment a Queens landlord was shoved down a flight of stairs during an argument with his tenant on Sunday — causing an injury he later died from, police sources said.

The footage shows 71-year-old Edgar Moncayo talking on his cellphone on the stoop of his property on 102nd Street in Corona at about 3 p.m.

The door of the building suddenly jerks open and a brief scuffle between Moncayo and his tenant, identified by sources as 22-year-old Alex Garces, ensues, the video shows.

Garces allegedly shoves Moncayo, who goes flying down the red-brick staircase before his head smacks the pavement at the bottom of the eight-stair flight, the video shows.

Garces and a friend then walk down the steps and pass Moncayo’s motionless body on the sidewalk. His friend pauses to check on the elderly man, and then he briefly paces back and forth and takes his hat off in worrisome manner, the video shows.

Moncayo’s grandson, Nicolas Jativa, 20, told the Post that Moncayo was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m. Monday after being on life support with head trauma at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.

The tenant initially told cops the fall was an accident that happened as he tried to carry his mattress out of the building and hit the front door, causing Moncayo to fall, police sources said.

Additional reporting by Ben Feuerherd

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