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MAN DIES FROM ASSAULT INJURY SUSTAINED IN JULY – ONE IN CUSTODY

September 12, 2019 (Minneapolis) – On July 28, 2019 at 1:36am, Minneapolis Police and EMS responded to the 100 block of 5th Street South on reports of a man down.  Officers arrived and located an adult male who was unconscious on the floor.  The man, Aleksandre Sambelashvili, age 42, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with a head injury.  Sambelashvili passed away on August 23, 2019 from his head injury sustained on July 28th.  MPD investigators with the Assault and Homicides Units were able to identify a suspect in this case.

On September 12, 2019, Erik Kravchuk, DOB: 6/16/91 was arrested and booked in the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center on Probable Cause Murder. His booking photo is being held at this time for investigative reasons.

The GO# is 19-224134.