A juvenile who was arrested in connection with an assault and robbery in Antioch last month may be facing murder charges after the man he allegedly beat and robbed died Tuesday, a lieutenant said.
Patrick Chang, 83, died of his injuries Tuesday morning at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, according to the Contra Costa County coroner’s bureau.
A juvenile alleged to have committed the crime is currently in Juvenile Hall in Martinez and could face amended charges pending Chang’s autopsy, Lt. Diane Aguinaga said today.
Results of the autopsy were not immediately available.
Chang was in critical condition after the juvenile allegedly beat and robbed him in the parking lot of an Orchard Hardware Supply store at 4873 Lone Tree Way on May 18, police said.
No arrests were made after the incident, but surveillance photos showed a male near the scene, police said.
A suspect was booked into Juvenile Hall in Martinez on suspicion of felony assault and robbery on May 23, according to police.
Police did not say if the juvenile was the male shown in the photographs.
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