LANCASTER – A man who suffered a head injury in Lancaster in January died Wednesday at a hospital, and another man is in custody in connection with the death, authorities said.
The victim was injured around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 in the 300 block of East Avenue I in Lancaster, sheriff’s officials said in a news release.
“The victim suffered blunt force trauma to the head and was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at approximately 1:20 a.m.,” the news release states.
The victim was identified as 57-year-old Mark Curtis Magurean, and his home town was not known, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
“The suspect, a male white adult, is currently in custody,” sheriff’s officials said in the news release.
The suspect’s name was not immediately available.
No further information was available Wednesday.
UPDATE: Magurean was injured in a fight outside a Lancaster liquor store on the 300 block of East Avenue I, sheriff’s officials told City News Service. Suspect Timothy Munroe, 33, allegedly punched Magurean in the face, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez told City News Service.
UPDATE: Timothy Munroe was booked at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station on felony charges of battery with great bodily injury. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to seven years in state prison, according to the Sheriff’s Department. The case is currently being handled by the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau and Munroe could now face murder charges.