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Police identify man who died after being found injured at Bicentennial Park; suspect arrested

When officers found the man, he was bleeding from multiple puncture wounds.
Credit: Columbus Division of Police

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).