Who is Marquis Ventura? Where is he from?
Marquis Ventura is identified as the suspect who has been arrested in connection with the random assault on actor Rick Moranis that was caught on camera near his New York City apartment last month.
The NYPD also offered a reward of up to $2,500 for the attacker’s apprehension. Ventura is a Manhattan resident with a history of 13 arrests, including five for felonies according to the New York Post.
How old is Marquis Ventura?
Marquis Ventura is 35 years old.
Marquis Ventura: What is the story?
Officials from the NYPD identified the suspect Saturday as 35-year-old Marquis Ventura. He is in custody in connection to the random assault on actor Rick Moranis near his Upper West Side apartment.
Footage of the assault shows Moranis, 67, who is 5ft 6in walking near Central Park West on the Upper West Side when suddenly a man walking by struck him in the head, knocking him to the ground.
The attack caused Moranis to suffer pain in his head, back and right hip.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: On 10/1, at 7:24 AM, a 67-year-old male victim was walking southbound on Central Park West in the vicinity of West 70th Street, when an unidentified male struck him in the head with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground. Have info? Call/DM @NYPDTips pic.twitter.com/ZvSUPjtVdp
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 2, 2020
What we know so far
After the attack, Moranis, who is best known for his roles in movies such as Ghostbusters, Spaceballs and Honey I Shrunk The Kids., visited a local hospital, where he reported pain in his head, back and right hip.
Ventura, who was seen wearing a dark ‘I [love] NY’ sweatshirt, black pants and sneakers, fled the scene on foot. He was arrested by a transit cop on Saturday night at 96th Street and Broadway subway station.
Police were questioning the 35-year-old man before bringing him to Central Booking Saturday night. The NYPD also offered a reward of up to $2,500 for the attacker’s apprehension.
Police did not identify Moranis at the time, but his representative, Troy Bailey, confirmed the actor had been attacked. “Thanks to an eagle-eyed sergeant from @NYPDTransit, this suspect has been apprehended and charged,” the NYPD said in a tweet.
Police described it as a “random, unprovoked assault”.
Should have known not to subject Rick to the year 2020. Glad to hear he’s okay.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 2, 2020