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Elderly man dies weeks after being assaulted on Milwaukee’s north side; suspect sought

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MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the death of 82-year-old Abbas Yasin.

Yasin was assaulted on the evening of March 17th near Sherman and Burleigh -- after a confrontation on a Milwaukee County bus. Officials say the incident resulted in a traumatic brain bleed and Yasin died from his injuries at St. Mary's Hospital on Monday morning, May 9th.

The Medical Examiner’s Office is now investigating this death as a homicide. An autopsy was performed -- and the cause of death is pending further studies and review of medical records.

Police need help in search for teen seen punching elderly man after exiting busMeanwhile, Milwaukee police say the suspect accused of striking Yasin is described as a male, black, between the ages of 15 and 17, standing 5'6" tall and weighing 140 pounds with a thin build and dreadlocks. He was wearing a blue jogging jacket with white stripes.

MPD would also like to attempt to identify the female witness seen with the suspect. She is described as a black female, between the ages of 15 and 17, weighing 180 pounds with her hair pulled back. She was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Milwaukee police at 414-935-7360.

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  • Sur

    What a poor excuse for a human being. It’s inexcusable assaulting anyone but what a pathetic loser thug assaulting an elderly man. The loser girl with him is no better. All respect for human life is being lost in this hell hole of a city.

  • Jen

    Worthless piece of crap! His family and friends are no better! They know who he is and hasn’t reported him. How does your conscious allow you to hide a murderer…a murderer of an elderly, defenseless person!

  • truth hurts

    Middle eastern victim, could be time for a hate crime enhancement since yasin wasn’t white.

    • ibn nate

      No, he was an African-American elder and an expert martial arts practitioner, who in his younger days would have DESTROYED the young punk with a FINGER, “literally.” He taught many top martial artists in Milwaukee and other than Milwaukee.

  • dighard

    What’s the plan from the City politicians???
    Another rally? A peace walk???
    Why is all of Barretts trash getting pushed to the Nortfside???
    How does he sleep at night.
    These are the questions the media needs to ask.
    Come’on if it matters to you it matters to us.

  • Shirley Teague

    This is really sad. I don’t know what happened to respecting your elders something a lot of these young people know nothing about. There is something terribly wrong within the home structure and this is why I believe these parents need to be investigated because while their kids are out here doing whatever what are they doing. There has to be someone to be held accountable. Maybe if these parents are held accountable for their kids criminal actions maybe it will curb some of the senseless activities they are out committing. These kids are young as 13 years old and where are there parents?

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