A man died more than a week after being punched by a bouncer outside of a Philadelphia nightclub, investigators said.
The ordeal occurred outside the Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar on the 200 block of South 12th Street shortly before 1 a.m. on April 16. Police said a bouncer at the club brought an intoxicated 41-year-old man outside and punched him in the face. They have not yet revealed what led to the punch.
Sources told NBC10 the man fell to the ground after being punched and was unconscious. He was taken to Jefferson Hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit. On Sunday, he died from his injuries. Officials have not yet revealed his identity.
No charges have been filed. Both police and Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner are investigating.
"Violence is unacceptable," Krasner said. "It is stunning to think of someone whose job it is to try and prevent unsafe situations causing severe injuries or in this case even causing death."
Sources told NBC10 investigators are still waiting for additional evidence before determining whether or not charges will be filed.
"We look at these situations very, very carefully to make sure that we are not excessively and unfairly using our power," Krasner said. "And we will do that with this case as we would for any other homicide case especially one that has this peculiar aspect of it which is a punch that results in death."