A 20-year-old suspect is facing voluntary manslaughter charges after fatally assaulting a grandfather and recent retiree who was enjoying his cup of coffee at a Starbucks in Rocklin, California.
The alleged victim, Robert Ketner, 69, died in the hospital as a result of his injuries from the confrontation that violently escalated.
A Citrus Heights grandfather is dead and a 20-year-old Granite Bay man faces voluntary manslaughter charges. Coming up @FOX40 10pm, the shocking details of what led up to the fatal fight at a Starbucks in Rocklin. @KristiGrossNews @costellocurrent pic.twitter.com/oFrhEOSpr6
— Nick Stroman (@NIKOLI75) October 23, 2020
Police identified 20-year-old River Baumann as the suspect who allegedly punched the grandfather after being told to turn down his loud music.
Ketner fell to the ground after the attack and sustained an injury to his head that led him to lose consciousness.
Wtf is wrong with people
Fight near Starbucks leads to death of California man, 69; suspect, 20, in custody https://t.co/l5PQoIrKlA
— Tee Bagyou (@SportsLogic82) October 24, 2020
A family member of Ketner – who wished to remain anonymous – told KTXL:
“He was kind of sitting outside, drinking his latte when the vehicle of some sort came by.”
“It was like really loud music; people were complaining about it. So, he pointed out, like, which car it was and asked them to turn their music down.”
Loud music is infuriating. There are laws to limit it but police seem reluctant to do anything.
— Frank Grimes. Unknown sympathizer o conservatives. (@USympathizer) October 25, 2020
You can watch the CBS news report, below.
Police arrived on the scene after the attack and discovered the victim was unresponsive. They took Ketner to the hospital, but he never regained consciousness.
Rocklin Police Cpl. Zack Lewis said:
“Whatever the argument was, no one deserves to lose their life.”
“So, it’s a sad thing that we have to experience this.”
Why are people no longer respected? This 20yo douchebag killed an elderly man over music.
Victim In Deadly Rocklin Starbucks Attack Was 69-Year-Old From Citrus Heights https://t.co/7a9JbR0DYJ
— 100%ThatE (@HeyElenaC) October 24, 2020
Whatever started this fight, now that it's all said and done, and one person is dead – I wonder was it all worth it.https://t.co/FQ9g8u3rF7
— Keristen Holmes (@keristen_holmes) October 22, 2020
As I have said in similar cases…. if that was my dad/grandfather/brother etc…. the dude would be on borrowed time🤷♂️
— JG (@jgriffith81) October 23, 2020
Shame that people have to resort to violence in simple situations.
— labrocca (@labrocca) October 23, 2020
On Sunday night, officers arrested Baumann on a battery charge in connection to the Starbucks altercation and later bailed out.
When the alleged victim died, the suspect was rearrested on Wednesday and now faces a manslaughter charge.