Leroy Davis-Miles Charged with Second-degree Murder

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A 23-year-old Minneapolis man, Leroy Davis-Miles, has been charged with second-degree murder following the physical assault of a 75-year-old man who died Tuesday as a result of injuries. Davis-Miles was originally charged with first-degree assault stemming from the attack on Nov. 6. He made his first appearance in court for that charge Tuesday.


His court appearance for the second-degree murder charge will happen within the next few days. Bail was set at $150,000.  


According to the amended criminal complaint, Davis-Miles, along with his companions, boarded the same Metro Transit bus as the victim. During the ride, the bus surveillance video captured the victim asking the group to not be so loud. The young men became hostile towards the victim and threatened to beat him when he got off the bus.


When the older man got off the bus at the Chicago-Lake Transit Center, the group who threatened him also exited the bus. The complaint states that surveillance video and witnesses indicated that after walking parallel to the victim for a short distance, Davis-Miles walked up to him and punched him once. The victim fell backward and hit his head on the pavement, the complaint states.


Early Tuesday afternoon, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office informed police of the man’s death and the amended complaint was drafted by a prosecutor and filed with the court.  


Leroy Davis-Miles Criminal Complaint (PDF)