Charges Upgraded after Victim Dies from Injuries Sustained in November Assault in Minneapolis

Store security footage of Terry Williams Photo: Minneapolis Police Department
Store security footage of Terry Williams

July 18, 2018 10:42 AM

Charges against a St. Paul man who authorities say assaulted a man in a downtown Minneapolis convenience store have been upgraded after the victim passed away last month, according to a release from authorities.

The Minneapolis Police Department says 29-year-old Terry Williams now faces second-degree murder charges. 


Williams was originally charged with attempted murder in connection to a Nov. 27, 2017, incident. 

RELATED: St. Paul Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Convenience Store Assault

According to the police, officers were called to an assault in progress on Fifth Street North.

When police arrived, they located a victim who was rushed to Hennepin Healthcare. The medical examiner identified the manner of death as homicide due to "complications of blunt force head injury," and the 24-year-old victim, Lance Kenneth Grant, died in June.  

RELATED: UPDATE: Minneapolis Police ID Suspect in Assault

Williams has been in custody since Nov. 29, 2017, according to police. 


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