Peoria native dies after hit from behind, two weeks on life support

A Peoria native is dead after being attacked not far from his workplace in Ohio
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 9:59 PM CDT
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Columbus, OH (25 News Now) - A Peoria native is dead after being attacked not far from his workplace in Ohio. His family, many still in the river city, are shocked and heartbroken.

37-year-old Greg Coleman moved to Columbus with his daughter for new opportunities. In Peoria, he’s known for being an athlete, even playing college football.

Peoria native Greg Coleman dies after two weeks on life support, punched from behind
Peoria native Greg Coleman dies after two weeks on life support, punched from behind(NEWS 25)

Police believe Coleman was hit from behind by two men, now wanted for attempted murder.

It happened September 5th at 2:30am.

Police believe the men were arguing before a fight started. Video supports Coleman’s sisters claims that he was hit from behind, brutally beaten and left for dead.

Coleman would fight for his life for two weeks on life support.

“He was on the ground and they continued to beat him... his body healed. His body healed properly, but they did so much damage to his brain that he wasn’t going to be able to come through,” said Amanda Kusek, the sister of Greg Coleman.

After sharing video of the brutal beating, Columbus police were able to identify the suspects as 28-year-old Dwayne Cummings and 32-year-old Chrystian Foster. They are still on the run.

Peoria native dies after two weeks on life support, punched from behind
Peoria native dies after two weeks on life support, punched from behind(NEWS 25)

Meanwhile, Coleman’s 10-year-old daughter is left behind.

“Every time she thinks about him she plays soccer... so she’s still processing,” said Kusek.

A Go Fund Me has been created to support his daughter.