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      Coroner calls King Street fighting death a homicide

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A man was hospitalized in critical condition and then died after being involved in a fight on King Street in downtown Charleston over the weekend.According to a Charleston Police Department report, 27-year-old Clinton Seymour was "sucker punched" while with friends on King Street and fell to the ground, hitting his head on the concrete sidewalk. He had been hospitalized ever since.{}WTAE, the ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, spoke to Seymour's father who said his son died at 1:30 p.m. Monday. Seymour grew up and lived in Pittsburgh before taking a job in Charleston earlier this year.Police say 26-year-old Peter Dudinyak was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and battery and simple assault.The report states Seymour and two friends were walking along King Street early Saturday morning and one of the men made a joke. Police say Dudinyak hit Seymour after the two groups got into an argument.Dudinyak also reportedly hit another man.The second victim told officers that a black man, an Asian man, and a white man got into a black Lexus SUV and drove away after the fight. A witness told police that Dudinyak ran, but officers caught up to him.Seymour was taken to Medical University Hospital. The other victim was taken to Roper Hospital.Police called Seymour's injuries life-threatening Monday, saying that Seymour was comatose, had multiple skull fractures and swelling of the brain. Officials with the coroner's office on Tuesday said Seymour's death was being ruled a homicide.
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