Oregon – 82-year-old Donald Pierce died last Thursday after he was brutally beaten in an unprovoked attack at a Portland bus stop last month.
According to reports, Pierce and another elderly man were waiting at a bus stop in downtown Portland on June 25 when a 29-year-old man attacked them for reason.
Pierce and the 88-year-old victim were rushed to a nearby hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries.
Pierce passed away and the other victim was treated for his injuries and released.
Keffer White, 29, was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree assault.
Keffer White appears in Multnomah County court; photo credit KATU
According to police, additional charges are pending against White, Fox News reported.
Fox News reported:
An 82-year-old Portland, Oregon, man died Thursday of injuries he suffered last month when he was brutally beaten during an unprovoked attack at a bus stop, authorities said.
Donald A. Pierce’s manner of death was determined to be a homicide by blunt trauma, the Portland Police Bureau said.
Pierce and a second elderly victim, described as an 88-year-old man, were at a bus stop in downtown Portland just before 8:30 p.m. on June 25 when a man attacked them without provocation, police said.
Officers spotted the assault in progress while on another call in the area of Southwest 5th Avenue and Southwest Hall Street.
The suspect repeatedly punched and kicked both elderly victims and continued to assault them after they fell to the ground, according to witnesses and video evidence obtained by police.
The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Keffer J. White, was immediately arrested at the scene.
First responders rushed Pierce and the other victim to a local hospital. Pierce suffered critical, life-threatening injuries while the 88-year-old man’s injuries were considered serious but non-life threatening. The 88-year-old has since been treated and released from the hospital.