MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man accused of assaulting a 75-year-old man as he got off a Metro Transit bus is now charged with murder after the victim died.
Hennepin County prosecutors amended the charge against 23-year-old Leroy Davis-Miles to second-degree unintentional murder on Tuesday.
Davis-Miles originally was charged with first-degree assault.
Minneapolis police said they were notified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office that the victim died on Tuesday afternoon.
According to the original complaint, the victim boarded a Metro Transit bus last Wednesday as did Davis-Miles and his companions. Bus surveillance video shows the victim asking the group to not be so loud.
When the victim got off the bus, Davis-Miles allegedly punched him.
The victim fell backward and hit his head on the pavement. Davis-Miles remains jailed on USD150,000 bail.