He was taken to Washington Hospital Center on Jan. 11 for treatment. His father told WJLA that he reported the attack to authorities. The victim gave police a statement, as did his brother, who witnessed the assault, according to WJLA.
A member of the victim's family, who was not identified, told the news station that the victim suffered a blood clot in his head after the assault. He suffered brain death over the weekend, according to WJLA.
Police told WTOP that they were investigating to determine whether the victim's death was related to the reported attack.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Department told WUSA that no arrests were immediately made in connection to the victim's death. WJLA reported that authorities are awaiting results from an autopsy to determine his cause of death.