Police release video of Short North bar fight that left victim “fighting for his life”

Jack McLaughlin

Columbus Police have released video of an altercation outside of a Short North bar that left a man in critical condition.

Just after 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, Police responded to a call regarding an unresponsive male outside of a bar located on the 1000 block of N. High St. 

The individual, who according to a press release from Police was “partially lying in the street and on the sidewalk” when officers arrived, was transported to Wexner Medical Center in critical condition.

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WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. You can watch the video here, but it contains extreme violence and may be disturbing to many viewers.

In a press conference earlier today, police identified the victim as Gregory Coleman Jr., a longtime employee at Short North Pint House. Police said his condition has worsened since the incident, and he is currently “fighting for his life.”

A blog post that is allegedly written by D.J. Brynes, a friend of the victim, explains the event in detail, from his perspective. Entitled “A Sucker Punch Likely Killed My Friend,” it states that Coleman was ambushed by one of the attackers, before the pair both assaulted him while he was unconscious.

In today’s press release, Police identified the suspects in the video as Chrystian Foster and Dwayne Cummings, and asked for the public’s help locating them.

Anyone with information about the incident should call 614-645-4488, or contact Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-645-4488.

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