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75-year-old man dies following attack after bus altercation

A criminal complaint says the suspect punched the victim for telling him to not to be so loud on the bus.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police said a 75-year-old man has died after he was assaulted following an altercation on a Metro Transit bus last week.

The victim has been identified as Shirwa Hassan Jibril, he died of head injuries due to blunt force, and the manner of death was ruled as homicide, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

The original incident happened on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 6. Police announced the arrest of 23-year-old Leroy Davante Davis-Miles the following day, on charges of first-degree assault. Court documents released Tuesday show the charges have been amended to 2nd degree murder.

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According to the criminal complaint, Jibril was on the same bus with Davis-Miles and his friends. During the bus ride, surveillance video captured the victim asking the young men to not be so loud. 

Credit: Hennepin County Sheriff
Leroy Davis-Miles

Prosecutors say Davis-Miles and his companions became hostile towards the Jibril and threatened to beat him up when he got off the bus.

The complaint said Davis-Miles and his friends followed Jibril when he got off the bus; surveillance video then shows Davis-Miles walking up to the man and punching him once. He fell backward and hit his head on the pavement.

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The victim's death is now considered the 39th homicide of the year in Hennepin County.

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