Man’s death ruled homicide

Man’s death ruled homicide

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – It will be up to the Franklin County coroner to determine if the death of a man in an East Side home early Wednesday morning was a homicide.

UPDATE: The Franklin County Coroner has ruled this death a homicide. The cause of death is not being released at this time. This is the 11th homicide of 2014.

Columbus police officers and fire medics responded to a report of a cardiac arrest at 893 Critchfield Road shortly before 2:30 a.m. and the fire personnel took Eduardo J. Arcia, 53, to Mt Carmel East Hospital where Arcia was pronounced brain dead at 3:08 a.m., police said.

Investigators say Arcia had been involved in a fight with another man inside of the home prior to the 911 call.

Two people were interviewed at Columbus Police headquarters and released.

Detectives say the investigation is being processed as a possible homicide pending a determination by Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak.

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