Around 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 27, Richard Sanchez, 60, was riding a Regional Transit District bus when a 13-year-old boy attacked him, according to the Denver Police Department.
The alleged shooting occurred blocks from Sanchez’s home in Denver.
A medical examiner ruled he died by homicide, The Denver Post reported.
A second man injured during the incident was treated and released at the scene, according to the outlet.
According to police, the suspect allegedly shot the victim after a verbal exchange was sparked between the suspect and Sanchez about Sanchez's leg blocking the aisle on the bus.
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Sanchez’s loved ones were unaware he had been shot until they reported him missing on Jan. 29, two days after the deadly incident.
Joseph Chavez, Sanchez’s grandson, told KDVR, “It’s been hard because we didn’t know where he was at, and the whole time, he was at the hospital and they didn’t contact us. Nobody was there with him during his last breath.”
Chavez added, “He was always happy. He was a really happy dude.”
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