An Erie man is charged with homicide after a downtown beating led to the death of an 80-year-old man.

Luis Salome Gonzalez, 30, is accused of beating an elderly man to death. 

The suspect was arraigned earlier Thursday and is being held at the Erie County Prison on homicide charges.

The attack took place on August 18 near East 11th and French streets.

The victim died this week.

Erie Police said due to the results of the autopsy, the charges have changed.

“Since that time, unfortunately that individual has passed away. An autopsy was conducted, and so now that’s going to transition from an assault case to a death investigation,” said Deputy Chief Rick Lorah, Erie Police Department.

Erie Police continue to investigate this incident. They are now calling it a homicide case.