A Minneapolis man brutally attacked a 75-year-old man who asked that he and his friends lower their voices on a Metro Transit bus, according to charges filed Friday.
Leroy Davis-Miles, 23, was charged with felony assault in the Wednesday afternoon attack that left the victim in grave condition. The victim suffered a critical brain injury and is not expected to survive.
According to the criminal complaint, the 75-year-old man boarded the bus shortly before Davis-Miles and a group of his friends. During the ride, cameras overhead captured the victim approaching the group asking them to stop being loud. The young men responded by becoming hostile and threatening to beat the man when he got off the bus.
A short time later, the group followed the older man as he exited at the Chicago-Lake Transit Center. Surveillance video and witnesses told police that Davis-Miles walked parallel to the victim on the sidewalk before walking up and punching him once.
The man was knocked backward, and he struck his head on the pavement.
Davis-Miles shook hands “in a congratulatory manner” with one of his friends as the man lay unconscious on the ground, charges say. Then several of them rummaged through his pockets.
Minneapolis man charged in brutal attack on 75-year-old bus passenger
What the hell is going on in Minnesota? It is like we are back to the New York of the 80s were feral groups were roaming the subway robbing & attacking people. Will another Bernard Goetz be soon in the making? Sure as hell Minneapolis is not New York but we do have a fly in the ointment since Minnesota law imposes a duty to retreat and this can make a hungry district attorney go dull if the right mixture of politics happen during a defensive shooting.
2 thoughts on “Another One Punch Casualty.”
Damn, horrible. One more incident to add to the folder I keep on this subject, unfortunately.
It’s been getting worse daily. The Light Rail system has seen increasing crime recently and you have a Mpls Mayor, Jacob Frey who hates cops.
And yes we are supposed to run away if we can.
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