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Man killed during fight in Metairie sports bar

One man was killed at a Metairie sports bar during an apparent bar fight. (Bernel Davis/FOX 8) One man was killed at a Metairie sports bar during an apparent bar fight. (Bernel Davis/FOX 8)

Metairie, La. - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent bar fight that ended with one man dead.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. at J.R.'s Sports Bar in the 7000 block of Veterans Boulevard.

Once there, deputies found a man lying on the floor of the business.  He was pronounced dead a short time later.  Witnesses tell deputies the victim and another man were fighting when the victim was knocked to the floor.

Family members say the victim was 40.  They told FOX 8 his identity, but detectives are still in the process of notifying next of kin.

There is no word on a suspect or motive at this time.  The Jefferson Parish coroner will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

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