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NYC firefighter arrested after man dies in Queens bar brawl



An NYC firefighter was busted Saturday after a Queens bar brawl led to the death of a 55-year-old man, police said.

Justin Deieso, 35, was arrested and charged with assault in connection to the fight behind the Terrace Inn Bar & Grill on Francis Lewis Boulevard in Whitestone.

Cops arrived at the gin joint at 4 a.m. and found Devin Deegan of Flushing lying on the pavement after having suffered a blow to the head, an NYPD spokesman said.

The victim was taken to Flushing Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Charges against Deiseo — who records show made $85,292 in 2020 — may be upgraded once the Medical Examiner issues its report, police said.

Dr. Marielena Diakogiannis, a dentist with a practice near the back entrance of the bar on 20th Ave, said the neighborhood is quiet but the bar is not.

“If it’s from the bar, it’s typical because in the past there have been fights and people being drunk,” she said.  “They have beer cans strewn around. There are times when they are sitting in front of your building and they are drunk. “It’s sad to see this happening in such a nice neighborhood.”

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