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Lawyer: Man assaulted outside Short North bar dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The man who was beaten outside a Short North bar earlier this month has died, according to a family attorney.

According to a letter sent on Sunday, Greg Coleman Jr., 37, died on Saturday night from injuries he sustained when he was attacked outside Julep, a bar in the 1000 block of North High Street, just after 2:30 a.m. Monday. , September 5.

“While the Coleman family mourns, the public must focus every effort to bring their killers to justice,” family attorney Edward Hastie wrote in the letter. “It is essential that those responsible are brought out of hiding and immediately arrested.”

Columbus police have identified Chrystian Foster and Dwayne Cummings as the suspects in the case and have filed attempted murder charges against both. Police said both men had been arrested for assault in the past.

Dwayne Cummings (left) and Chrystian Foster (right) are wanted for attempted murder after beating a man outside a bar in Short North, leaving him in critical condition. (Courtesy Photo/Central Ohio Crime Stoppers)

Investigators believe the men were arguing before the fight broke out, escalating into aggression.

In video obtained by Columbus police, Coleman and one of the suspects are seen sparring. Coleman punches one of the suspects but does not hit him. Coleman is then punched in the face by a second man who approaches the victim from the side.

The punch sent Coleman to the ground, landing half on the sidewalk and half on the pavement. The other two men then punch Coleman while he is still on the ground.

After the assault, Coleman was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in critical condition, according to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers. Days after being hospitalized at OSU, Coleman was moved to intensive care, where his condition deteriorated.

Days after the assault, Gregory Coleman Sr., her father, said the family was doing “horrible” after the incident.

“It’s probably the worst thing that can happen to a family because it’s like he’s brain dead, he’s just laying there,” Coleman Sr said.

Greg Coleman was the father of a 9-year-old daughter, Hastie wrote in the letter.

WARNING: Video of the assault can be viewed below. It contains graphical content which may not be suitable for everyone.

Anyone with information is asked to call 614-645-4488 or email the detective on the case. Tipping can also be directed to Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).

Richard Dement

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