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Man gets prison for fatally punching man on bus

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for fatally punching a 75-year-old man who had asked his group to be quiet on a city bus.

The Star Tribune reports 24-year-old Leroy Davis-Miles was sentenced in Hennepin County District Court Friday to 13 years and four months in prison on one count of unintentional second-degree murder for killing Shirwa Hassan Jibril last year.

Davis-Miles pleaded guilty to the charge in September.

According to court documents: Davis-Miles and his friends were on a city bus Nov. 6, 2019 when Jibril approached them and asked them to quiet down. The exchange was captured on a bus camera.

Davis-Miles and his group threatened to beat up Jibril when he disembarked. Soon after, they followed him as he exited at the Chicago-Lake Transit Center.

Surveillance video and witnesses told police that Davis-Miles walked next to Jibril before approaching him and punching him once, knocking him backward. Jibril struck his head on the pavement.

Jibril died of his injuries six days later. His family has said Jibril was a Somali immigrant. He immigrated to the United States in 2007.