Man died at Metairie sports bar after being punched once, attacker unidentified

Man died at Metairie sports bar after being punched once, attacker unidentified
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POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 2:59pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:20pm

A man died during an altercation at a sports bar and deputies are currently working to find his attacker.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the incident happened at J.R. Sports Bar in Metairie at roughly 4:22 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

“The guy was sitting on the bar stool and he became involved in an altercation with another male,” Col. John Fortunato, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, said. “The other male punched the victim once, causing him to fall to the floor. EMS was called to the scene but they were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.”

At this time the case is being ruled a homicide. However, an autopsy will be conducted to confirm the exact cause of death.

“We have been unable to locate the suspect,” Col. Fortunato said. “The investigation remains ongoing.”

Officials have not yet released the name of the victim.
 

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