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19-year-old dies after suspected beating at bonfire party

7:39 PM, Jan 26, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A man died from the injuries he received after a suspected beating at a bonfire party early Saturday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Ryan Scott Ford, 19, of St. Augustine died shortly after he was brought to the hospital Saturday, according to Shannon Hartley, a spokesperson for the Sheriff's Office.

Ford was attacked after several fights broke out around 1:00 a.m. Saturday off Old St. Augustine Road near Gran Bay Parkway, according to Sgt. Shawn Coarsey with the Sheriff's Office homicide unit.

Ford was not involved but ended up being sucker punched and beaten, said Coarsey. Party goers brought the him to the hospital.

Most of the people at the party were in their 20s, some were underage, and alcohol was involved, according to investigators.

Hartley said the investigation is ongoing and no further information will be revealed until Monday.

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