Henry Tapia of Boston died yesterday afternoon after a roadside argument in Belmont that authorities say ended when the driver shouted racial slurs at him, then hit and dragged Tapia with his pickup truck.
Tapia leaves his partner, Courtney Morton, their three children and his parents. Dean Kapsalis, 54, of Hudson, who is charged with causing his death, was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on Monday on formal charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, civil rights violation causing injury and leaving the scene of an accident causing personal injury.
Danny Garcia, who knew Tapia, also known as Henny and TheBadGuy, from the local Tekken gaming community, has set up a GoFundMe page to help Tapia's survivors:
For all who knew Henny, despite his moniker, he was nothing short of AMAZING. He was truly, a GOOD guy. Henny was a gentle giant, a loyal friend, with a big, unforgettable smile, and an even bigger heart. He was monumental in laying the foundation for our Tekken family, and is responsible for bringing us immeasurable memories that will last a lifetime.
As a friend, I've watched Henny grow into an amazing individual. He tried hard everyday to be the best role model for his children. He had aspirations of buying his first home with his partner Courtney, and worked diligently towards this goal.