This article has been updated with charging information from the Hennepin County (Minn.) Attorney’s Office.
Officials in Minneapolis have charged a man with manslaughter in the August 23, 2019, death of a Medtronic research scientist.
Hennepin County officials said they have charged Erik Kravchuk, 28, of Golden Valley, Minn. with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Aleksandre Sambelashvili, 42.
Sambelashvili was found unconscious on the floor of a Minneapolis bar in the early morning of July 28, 2019, and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died of a traumatic brain injury on August 23, 2019, according to Minneapolis police. Kravchuk and Sambelashvili were attending an organized ethnic event at the bar when Kravchuk allegedly approached Sambelashvili and head-butted him, according to a complaint filed by Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.