Recently Married Bouncer Killed Trying to Break Up Fight in New York City Bar
03/14/2016 AT 05:30 PM EDT
An NYPD spokeswoman tells PEOPLE that after several officers responded to a fight at Johnny's Restaurant and Bar in the Ozone Park neighborhood, they found bouncer Elsworth Reid unresponsive.
Police say the brawling patrons turned on Reid when he tried intervening and that they continued attacking him even after he'd stopped breathing.
According to police, eyewitnesses reported that one of the attackers punched Reid in his temple, knocking him unconscious and causing him to hit his head on the ground when he fell.
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Reid had married his wife six months ago, police say.
Authorities say they have arrested two men for their alleged roles in Reid's death: Deonarine Deoraj, 31, and Harrydatt Nandalall, 48, have both been charged with manslaughter and gang assault.
Deoraj and Nandalall are being held on an unspecified amount of bail. It was unclear Monday if either suspect had legal counsel.