The Calgary Police Service classified an incident in August as a murder after the victim’s death.
A dismissal from the Calgary Police Service states that an elderly man succumbed to injuries sustained after he was allegedly attacked at Sunnyside C Station on Aug. 15.
Police said the man, identified in the release as 81-year-old Tiamquan Yang, was on the platform when he was hit on the concrete and sustained a head injury.
A suspect, 36-year-old Calgary-born Basil Sweezey, was arrested the same day and charged with aggravated assault. Police now expect this charge to be expanded into manslaughter after Yang’s death.
“An argument over a minor misunderstanding led to the attack on Mr. Yang and ultimately his utterly senseless death,” CPS Homicide Unit Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said in the publication.
“Our condolences go to Mr. Yang’s family and friends at this difficult time.”