Three local men have been charged with manslaughter over the death of a man after a chase in the New Territories on Friday evening.
At 6.30pm on Friday, the victim, a 42-year-old man surnamed Ho, and two other men used wooden poles to smash the windshield of a Nissan GTR sports car in a garage on Shing Hing Street in Tai Wai before running away, Apple Daily reported.
The owner of the garage, a 40-year-old man surnamed Chan, his 32-year-old friend named Ah Tat and a worker at a neighboring garage, a 29-year-old man surnamed Cheng, chased after the trio.
Two of the trio who smashed the windscreen were able to get away in a silver-colored car, but Ho was left behind when they fled.
He ran along Shing Chuen Road and Shing Wan Road but appeared to lose his way and ended up returning to Shing Chuen Road. Ho then bumped into the boss of the garage and his friends who chased after him. He was eventually caught.
Viral videos from a dashboard camera captured the moment he was forced to the ground and heard screaming, “I can’t breathe let me go”. Ho remained subdued by the men, Sing Tao Daily reported.
Police officers arrived seven minutes after Ho was subdued but he was unconscious by that time. A further video showed a person apparently trying to revive him with cardiac massage.
Ho was sent to the Prince of Wales Hospital with head injuries but pronounced dead at around 9pm.
Police have seized a baton believed to have been used to smash the Nissan.
Chan, the garage boss and owner of the race car, is said to be an expert in modifying cars for racing.
Police arrested the three men and are still hunting for two others who did criminal damage to the race car.