UPDATE: Friends remember man police say died after a beating

Published: Jul. 23, 2017 at 6:13 PM CDT
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A 60-year-old man seriously injured in an apparent assault in Cedar Rapids Sunday afternoon has died of his injuries.

Police identified the victim as Charles (Chuck) Leroy Flint. Authorities say he died around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Police say the call initially came in as a person in the street who may have been struck by a hit and run driver. Police say more information from witnesses at the scene convinced them it was some sort of assault and not injuries caused by a vehicle.

The news of what happened was especially hard to take Wednesday at Gilligan's Pub & Grub, 912 1st Ave. N.W.

Manager Annie Glass says she was working that afternoon and saw Flint leave shortly before the accident. He told her he would see her on Wednesday, the next day she was scheduled to work.

Regulars at the bar say Flint, a one-time roofer who did painting jobs more recently, was at Gilligan's nearly every day.

He died while walking to his apartment a few blocks from the bar. Police say there were groceries scattered at the scene indicating Flint may have stopped somewhere else on his way home that day.

Tim Van Meter said he had known Flint for about 15 years and also said they were roommates until recently when a fire destroyed their shared residence. Van Meter described Flint as a very easy going person who would only argue about his beloved Minnesota Vikings football team.

Chris Flint, the brother of the victim, released a statement on behalf of the family saying Flint "was loved by many people."

Police say they still need information from anyone who saw anything at the assault scene Sunday afternoon. It happened in the 100 block of 11th Street S.W. just after 5:00 p.m.

Autopsy results are pending.



The victim was a 60 year-old male who was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with life-threatening injuries.

The incident and exact circumstances are still under investigation.



Cedar Rapids police say they now believe what was once thought to be a hit and run was actually an assault.

Police say there wasn't a car involved at all. A witness on the scene had told them it looked like a hit and run.

At last check police didn't have any information on victim's condition. That man was taken to an area hospital.



Police say a man suffered unknown injuries after a hit and run.

It happened near the intersection of 1st Avenue and 11th Street Southwest at 5:07 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities are working to find out more details. At this point, they don't have a description of the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cedar Rapids Police.

The injured person was taken to an area hospital.

This story will be updated.