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75-year-old victim in Minneapolis assault dies, suspect charged with second-degree murder

Updated: November 12, 2019 11:02 PM

The 75-year-old victim of an assault that occurred in Minneapolis died Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

The Minneapolis Police Department said the identity of the victim and the cause of death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

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The assault took place on Nov. 6 on the 2900 block of Chicago Avenue.

Twenty-three-year-old Leroy Davis-Miles was arrested in connection to the assault. He now faces one count of second-degree murder, according to an amended criminal complaint. 

Minneapolis man charged in connection to assault of 75-year-old man

According to the criminal complaint, on the afternoon of Nov. 6, the victim boarded a Metro Transit bus, as did Davis-Miles and other people with him. During the ride, the bus surveillance video captured the victim asking the group to not be so loud. The young men became hostile toward the vicitm and threatened to beat him when he got off the bus.

When the older man got off the bus at the Chicago-Lake Transit Center, the group who threatened the man also exited the bus. The complaint states that surveillance video and witnesses indicated that after walking parallel to the victim for a short distance, Davis-Miles walked up to him and punched him once. The victim fell backward and hit his head on the pavement.

Davis-Miles and one of his companions shook hands in a congratulatory manner and then several of them rummaged through the unconcious man's pockets. The complaint states police used facial recognition software to put a name to the person seen in the video.

Once Davis-Miles was identified, a search warrant was obtained and he was arrested at his residence.

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