A 75-year-old man who was assaulted after a verbal dispute on a Metro Transit bus has died six days after the attack.
Minneapolis Police announced that the victim, who remains unidentified, died at 1:36 p.m. Tuesday, thus turning the aggravated assault case into a homicide, the city's 39th of 2019.
The assault happened just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, on the 2900 block of Chicago Ave. in Minneapolis.
Officers from MPD And Metro Transit responded to the report of a serious assault, arriving at the scene where they found a 75-year-old man whose injuries were "grave." The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where his current condition is unknown.
Investigators learned that a verbal exchange on a Metro Transit bus escalated once the victim got off the bus. Police say the man was followed off the bus by three others, leading to an altercation between the victim and a 23-year-old suspect.
The suspect is accused of striking the 75-year-old, causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head.
The 23-year-old suspect, Leroy Davante Davis-Miles, was arrested last Thursday by the Minneapolis Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, with the assistance of SWAT. He was booked into the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault, but those charges are now expected to be amended.
Police said in a release last week that they anticipated additional arrests and that the case remains under active investigation.