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Man Charged After Man Killed By Fatal Punch

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 21-year-old man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of a 53-year-old Apple Valley man, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Tristan Antonio Keys, of Minneapolis, was charged Wednesday for the April 30 death of a man police say he punched once. According to the charges, officers were called on a report of an assault in progress in the parking lot of “Stop N Shop” in the 3000 block of First Avenue South.

When officers arrived, they found an unconscious man on the ground. Witnesses said the man was assaulted by another man who accused him of being a “snitch.”

Investigators discovered Keys punched the man once in the head knocking him to the ground. The man was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he passed away the next day.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the man’s death as blunt force trauma combined with a brain injury.

Keys is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail.

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