COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The man who was beaten outside a Short North bar earlier this month has died, according to a family attorney, and city leaders are calling for the community’s help in finding those responsible.
According to a letter sent Sunday, Greg Coleman Jr., 37, died Saturday night as a result of injuries he suffered when he was assaulted outside Julep, a bar in the 1000 block of North High Street, just after 2:30 am on Monday , Sept. 5.
“While the Coleman family mourns, the public must focus all its efforts on bringing his 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 identified Chrystian Foster and Dwayne Cummings as the suspects in the case and filed attempted murder charges against both. In a Monday morning update after Coleman’s death, they announced they changed the charges to murder. Investigators said both men have been arrested for assault in the past.
Authorities believe the men were arguing before the fight broke out, escalating to the point of assault.
In a video obtained by Columbus police, Coleman and one of the suspects are seen squaring up with each other. Coleman throws a punch at one of the suspects but doesn’t hit him. Coleman is then hit in the face by a second man who comes at the victim from the side.
The punch sent Coleman down to the ground, landing half on the sidewalk and half on the