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Coroner calls King Street fighting death a homicide

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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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