COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus police have identified the man who died after being found injured at Bicentennial Park earlier this month. A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder.
On September 6, patrol officers were near the park just after 2 a.m. when they were flagged down by a concerned citizen to check on the victim, who was lying on the ground and not moving.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found 61-year-old Micheal Russell, who was bleeding from multiple puncture wounds.
Russell was not moving, so the officers began giving him CPR. He was then taken to a hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead just before 2:30 a.m.
Police arrested 31-year-old Emmanuel Bridges in connection with the incident. He's charged with murder.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 ext. 2635 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).