MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KMSP) - More details are coming to light after a man was fatally stabbed in the head Tuesday night during a fight at a Cub Foods in Minneapolis.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner and the Hennepin County District Court both released documents Thursday that identify the two men involved and show details of the incident.
The victim is Jeffrey Miller, 54, who died of a stab wound to the head, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
The man who stabbed him is Damon Moore, 56, of Minneapolis. Moore now faces murder charges.
According to the criminal complaint, witnesses said Moore was being rude, using foul language and holding up his middle finger towards customers at the Cub Foods in the 2800 block of 26th Avenue North. The same witness also said Moore appeared to be intoxicated.
The witness said Moore walked over to Miller and called him a “racist white” and a “white bitch,” to which Miller responded telling Moore to go outside and wait there for him.
According to surveillance footage, Miller and Moore both walked into the vestibule of the store where they fought. After several seconds, Moore backed into the store and Miller threw a yellow cone at him before walking to the parking lot. Surveillance video shows Moore dig into his pocket, pull out a knife and unfold it before following Miller to the lot.
Cell phone video provided by a witness then showed Moore reengaging Miller while shielding his right arm behind his body. Moore then took a swing at Miller and Miller swung his grocery bag back at him.
It was then that Moore swung his right hand, making contact with Miller’s left temple area. The complaint says Miller fell to the ground on his back incapacitated and was making gurgling sounds with his arms and hands reflexively moving upward.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner told police Miller died from a stab wound to the left side of his head above his ear. The wound penetrated the skull and went into his brain.
Other witnesses said Moore is a frequent customer and they later helped identify him in a police lineup.
Police found Moore at his apartment about one mile from Cub Foods and took him into custody.
Moore’s criminal history includes four criminal sexual conduct convictions, several assault convictions and several drug possession convictions.