WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A Winston-Salem man has died after he was knocked to the ground during a fight on Thursday, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.
Police say 73-year-old James Christopher King, of Winston-Salem died on Saturday. Antuan Perry, 30, of Winston-Salem, now faces a charge of murder.
Around 8 p.m. Thursday, King was in an argument with Perry while standing in the driveway of his home on Academy Street.
During the argument, Perry punched King in the head causing him to fall to the ground and hit his head on the concrete driveway, the release says.
Perry reportedly then drove away.
The 73-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he was in critical condition until he died on Saturday.
Perry was initially arrested on a charge of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. After King died, he was charged with murder.
The WSPD is asking for the public’s assistance in this case. Anyone with any information regarding this incident or similar crimes is asked to call the WSPD at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at 336) 727-2800, or En Espanol 336) 728-3904. Text-A-Tip Program at 336) 276-1717 allows you to anonymously text tips, photos, and videos to the WSPD. You can also view “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook.