New Jersey EMT, Photojournalist Dies Months After Beating, Police Say

Jerry Wolkowitz worked as photographer, EMT and ambulance supervisor.

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  • New Jersey EMT and photojournalist Jerry Wolkowitz died months after a brutal beating earlier this year.
  • Jerry Wolkowitz worked as photographer, EMT and ambulance supervisor in New Jersey.
  • Jamil Hubbard has been charged with multiple offenses including murder and theft.

A New Jersey EMT and photojournalist who was injured in a brutal beating earlier this year has died.

The Asbury Park Press reports 56-year-old Jerry Wolkowitz died Thursday. Police say Wolkowitz was attacked by 26-year-old Jamil Hubbard on May 1 near his Freehold apartment. Investigators say Hubbard drove his SUV over him before stealing Wolkowitz's vehicle.

Friends say Wolkowitz was hospitalized before he was moved to a long-term care facility. His kidneys later failed.

Wolkowitz was the son of Holocaust survivors. He worked as photographer, EMT and ambulance supervisor. Wolkowitz's work often appeared in the Asbury Park Press.

USA Today Network press executive editor Hollis Towns says Wolkowitz's death is "an absolute tragedy."

Hubbard has been charged with multiple offenses including murder and theft.

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