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October 21, 2017

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Man dies after being punched in face at barbecue

A man died Friday after he was punched in the face during a barbecue he was attending in the courtyard of an apartment complex, Metro Police said.

The incident happened about 9 p.m. in the 2900 block of East Charleston Boulevard, police said. The initial investigation revealed that two males began shouting at the victim before one of them punched him in the face, police said. Details on the number of times the victim was struck were not available.

The man was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police described the man accused of punching the victim as black, in his early to mid-20s, with a tattoo on his neck and long hair. The other man was described as black and in his late teens to early 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro at 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or online at at

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