Man Dies After Punch To Face In Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A 44-year-old man has died after a punch to the face in what police are calling a random attack in downtown Minneapolis.
According to the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office, Adrian Hernandez, of Minneapolis, suffered injuries to his brain about 2:45 a.m. Aug. 22. He died Sunday night.
Hernandez had his cellphone stolen from his pocket as he lay unconscious and bleeding.
Police arrested 20-year-old Vereice Washington, of Brooklyn Center. Police say they found Hernandez’s phone in Washington’s possession.
Washington has so far been charged with aggravated robbery and first-degree assault. Hernandez’s death could mean additional charges will be filed. He remains jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Police say two other men were involved in the attack but have not been arrested.