Death of Minneapolis Man Shot Nearly 7 Years Ago Ruled Homicide

Updated: 08/24/2014 11:10 PM
Created: 08/24/2014 11:19 AM

A Minneapolis man who was shot nearly seven years ago has died, and authorities have ruled it was a homicide.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office says 50-year-old Lionel Miles died Wednesday at Assisted Living at Lyndale Manor in north Minneapolis.

Miles was shot on Nov. 11, 2007 in north Minneapolis. The medical examiner said on Sunday that complications from the shooting led to his death.

Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder says the man who shot Miles pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in 2009 and was sentenced to prison.

Elder says the case is being forwarded to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office to see if the double jeopardy clause, which states you can't be charged again for the same crime, applies.

Authorities haven't said what prompted the shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.