Jonathan Rubio-Segura has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Edina businessman Tony Gale, who was injured in an assault on March 26 and died of his wounds on Thursday, Minneapolis police said.
Rubio-Segura is being held at the Hennepin County jail with bail set at $750,000.
According to the complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court, video surveillance shows Gale standing near the Dream Girls strip joint on 5th Street North earky in the morning of March 26 when he was approached by Rubio-Segura. Gale and Rubio-Segura both hugged, shook hands and had a short conversation before the Rubio-Segura walked away. Police say Gale remained standing in front of the business with his hands in his pockets as Rubio-Segura rushed back towards him and punched him in the head and face.
Gale fell to the ground, where he remained motionless. The complaint says Rubio-Segura then walked around the unconscious Gale and punched him again in the face and head before running away. Gale was transported to the Hennepin County Medical center where he died from his injuries late Thursday.
Gale is the 15th homicide victim in Minneapolis this year. Here are the others:
- April 2: Pauline Nash, 42
- March 30: Kenneth Sims, 21
- March 23: Robert Blake Castonguay, 26
- March 17: James E. King Jr., 20
- February 27: Alisha Neely, 17
- February 13: Drew Heinkle, 25
- February 4: Michael Fonta, 45
- January 17: Marvin Ray Maynard, 16
- January 20: Orlando Keith Nunn, 21
- January 8: Walter Lee Dolley Jr., 19
- January 6: Abdifatah Warfa, 28
- January 6: Mohamed Warfa, 30
- January 6: Anwar Mohammed, 31
- January 2: Dontae D. Johnson, 31