An amateur MMA fighter has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly murdering a U.S Airforce Airman. According to police documents obtained by Fox News, an Air Force airman was killed by a single strike to the head during a confrontation at the Coyote Ugly Saloon in Florida over the weekend.
MMA fighter Charged with Manslaughter after Deadly Bar Fight
Ross Johnson, 23, is charged with manslaughter for allegedly killing Airman 1st Class Dayvon Larry in a bar fight in Panama City Beach, Florida. He allegedly hit Larry so hard that he fractured his skull and caused a “softball size” swelling of blood.
Johnson was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of manslaughter. Surveillance footage showed him jumping over a bar’s outdoor patio and delivering a fatal blow to Larry, who dropped to the ground. He then turned his ire on another man, pummeling and shoving him to the ground. He fled the scene in an Uber, but was later tracked down and arrested.
Larry was respected at Tyndall Air Force Base and was a “charging force in people’s lives by uplifting them and motivating them to do their best”. Kyler Hardville called Larry “my brother, my ace, my right-hand man” and wrote on Facebook that he made the world proud.
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Questions Raised over MMA Fighter’s Role in Deadly Bar Fight
The death of Airman 1st Class Dayvon Larry has raised questions about the role of amateur MMA fighter Ross Johnson in the fatal bar fight. Johnson was charged with manslaughter and released on bond, but it is unclear if Larry had any connection to the man with whom Johnson and his friend were fighting.
According to Mirror UK News, the deadly altercation occurred at Coyote Ugly Saloon in Panama City Beach, where Johnson allegedly delivered a fatal blow to Larry. Surveillance footage captured Johnson jumping over the bar’s outdoor patio and delivering the blow, while Larry dropped to the ground. Johnson then turned his ire on the other man, pummeling and shoving him to the ground.
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