The man who was assaulted following a confrontation on a Metro Transit bus — and later died of his injuries — has been named.
On Wednesday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Shirwa Hassan Jibril, a 75-year-old Minneapolis resident.
He died of blunt force injuries to the head, and his death has officially been ruled a homicide.
Jibril passed away on Tuesday. Later that same day, the county attorney's office upgraded the charges against his alleged attacker, 23-year-old Leroy Davante Davis-Miles, from assault to second-degree murder.
The attack took place after the victim exited a Metro Transit bus last Wednesday near the Chicago-Lake Transit Center in Minneapolis.
Before the assault, the victim had asked Davis-Miles and his friends "to not be so loud" on the bus, after which they threatened to "beat him when he got off the bus," according to a news release from the Hennepin County attorney.
Prosecutors say the group got off at the same stop as the victim and caught up with him a short distance away, where Davis-Miles "walked up to him and punched him once."
The older man fall backward and hit his head on the pavement.
Davis-Miles was tracked down with the help of surveillance footage and facial recognition software and arrested at his Minneapolis home last Thursday.
Police said in a release last week that they anticipated additional arrests and that the case remains under active investigation.