An amateur mixed martial arts fighter has been charged in the death of a US Airman who was killed outside a Florida bar.
Ross Johnson, 23, of Carterville, Illinois, is charged with manslaughter in the death of Air Force 1st Class Davon Larry, 31, of Malone, Florida, authorities said Tuesday.
It was not immediately clear whether Johnson had legal representation, and the local public defender did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Fights broke out both outside and inside Coyote’s Ugly Saloon on Sunday. Larry was not involved, but someone who was involved in the argument before the fight may know him, according to a Panama City Beach Police Department report.
In a parking lot near the bar, Larry was punched once.
Security personnel broke up the fight outside, found Larry, called first responders and administered CPR before taking him to a hospital, where he died, police said.
Johnson was arrested based on security video, police said. He gave conflicting accounts to investigators about what led to the altercation with Larry, but eventually confessed, police said in a statement.
Coyote Ugly did not respond to a request for comment.
Larry was from Malone, a small town about 70 miles north of Panama City Beach, police said.
A spokesman for Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, confirmed that one airman died Monday but did not identify the man.
Police identified Johnson as an MMA fighter.
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