Man dies in coma after sucker punch assault outside Short North bar on Labor Day


Gregory Coleman Jr. has been on life support since he was 37 During a brawl outside a bar on Sept. 5, he was hit with a sucker by two men with a “vicious attack” on him. Short North of Columbus, his family’s lawyer announced he died Sunday night.

Coleman’s family and loved ones, including his young daughter, were by his side Sunday morning when he died of his injuries as a result of a “senseless murder.”

“For the time being, his family will be fully committed to celebrating his life and mourning his passing,” Hastie said. We want as much privacy as possible.

“They are infinitely grateful for the support and love extended to them by Greg’s many friends, colleagues, and the community at large.

As his family mourned, Hastie called on the public to “do everything possible to bring those who killed him to justice. It is imperative that those responsible be brought out of hiding and arrested immediately.”

Two men charged with attack are at large

Christian Foster, 32, and Dwayne Cummings, 28, were charged with attempted murder after police assaulted Coleman, laid him on the street and claimed he was dying, Columbus police said. Columbus police killed Dett as a result of Coleman’s death. Anthony Johnson previously said charges against two men who fled on Sunday would be raised to murder.

At 2:30 a.m. before Labor Day on Sept. 5, Coleman, a Northeast Side native, stands on the sidewalk to eat while talking to several women in front of the Julep Bar at 1014 North High Street. It was a. According to court documents, a person police identified as Foster approached him and fought him.

graphic Video captured and shared by eyewitnesses columbus police Later on September 5, Coleman showed his readiness to fight North Linden native Foster. Coleman then fakes his right hand punch towards Foster. Foster trips backwards into a parked car.

The video, which does not contain audio, shows Cummings coming behind Coleman punching him in the face with a sucker just as Coleman drops his fist and turns to the right. Coleman fell backwards, hitting his head in the street with his legs and calves still on the curb.

After Coleman fell to the ground, Foster stood over the motionless Coleman and hit him at least twice before walking away. slap at least once.

Columbus police responded to a report by an unresponsive man outside a bar on North High Street at 2:34 a.m. and found the victim “partially lying on the street and sidewalk.”

“Several people were standing around taking pictures and videos of the victims. Officers were unable to find any witnesses to the incident,” the city’s homicide investigator reported. The failure of witnesses to intervene in the fight or offer Coleman immediate help has been criticized by friends and the general public in comments on social media.

Coleman was taken to Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, where he was in critical condition with a fractured skull and cerebral hemorrhage. He had been on life support since the assault, and police had suggested it was unlikely he would survive the injuries.

According to family and LinkedIn profiles, Coleman was a bartender at Short North.

Detective Johnson said the suspect was identified thanks to a video of the assault circulating on social media. The incident was filmed by several people and posted on social media, according to court documents.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Foster and Cummings should contact Detective Johnson at 614-645-4488 or email [email protected] Tips can also be given anonymously to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

This article originally appeared in Columbus Dispatch. Two male assault victims die outside Short North bar