Last weekend in Minneapolis, a man was killed after being pushed off a light rail platform onto the tracks and fell right into the path of an oncoming train. The victim had reportedly been in a fight with another man, who had pushed him to his death.

Daquan Rogers, 29

Minneapolis police identified both the man who was killed by the train as well as two suspects.

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the victim was 41-year-old Eugene Reginald Snelling. He died from “multiple blunt force injuries and traumatic asphyxia due to collision with and compression by light rail train following physical altercation.”

The medical examiner also listed Snelling’s manner of death as a “homicide.”

Two men, Daquan Stephens Rogers, 29, and Tejzwan Bray-Robinson, 27, were both arrested in connection to the death of Snelling.

On Saturday, Rogers was arrested on probable cause murder and Bray-Robinson was arrested for aiding an offender.

According to Crime Watch Minneapolis, Rogers is currently involved in “another open case involving brawling charge by Metro Transit last month and [has] a history of cases involving transit crimes.”

Both suspects have since been released from custody and no charges have been filed against them.

A spokesperson for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office gave a statement on whether charges will be filed:

“Charges related to the death of an individual who fell onto the light rail tracks at the Hennepin Avenue/Warehouse District Station early in the morning on May 20, 2023, are being deferred pending toxicology results, a final autopsy report, and additional law enforcement investigation. There is clear Metro Transit video fo the interaction between the decedent and the subject of the investigation, which begins inside a light rail car and continues on the station platform after they exited the train. The video raises questions and legal issues that must be resolved to ensure any possible charges are supported by sufficient evidence to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in court and that the state is able to overcome possible defenses that could be raised.”


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