The Solano County coroner’s office has identified the man who died after being attacked at his Fairfield grocery store on Tuesday evening as 70-year-old Ho Kim. Deputy Coroner Jackson Harris said the cause of death has not been determined and an autopsy is scheduled for today. Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said the victim called police around 7:50 p.m. to report that he had been robbed at his business in the 100 block of East Travis Boulevard and needed an ambulance.
He told officers that three suspects had attacked him in his store, Travis Dairy. He was taken to NorthBay Medical Center where he died at 8:36 p.m. Witnesses described the suspects as three black males in their late teens. They took a cash register and a video recorder and left in a brown or tan late-model Honda or similar vehicle, Hurlbut said.
UPDATE : The owner of a grocery store died of an irregular heartbeat triggered by the assault in his business Tuesday night, according to an autopsy today. Solano County coroner’s Deputy Ray Lamb said Ho Jun Kim, 70, the owner of the Travis Dairy at 140 E. Travis Blvd., died of “cardiac arrhythmia due to emotional distress caused by an assault.” “He had a bad heart and had surgery before,” Lamb said.
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