Man dies after fight at Brick Street Cafe in Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – One man has died from his injuries after a fight outside of the Brick Street Cafe in Greenville, Saturday evening.

66-year-old Paul Candler, Jr. of Piedmont died at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Sunday evening.

Officers responded to a report of a fight at the restaurant on Augusta Street around 7:30pm Saturday.

According to the coroner, Candler fell and hit his head after being hit.

Investigators say the fight happened in the parking lot of the restaurant. No charges have been filed but the investigation is still ongoing.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

Monday, Greenville Police released a heavily redacted incident report. It lists candler as a subject and the unnamed 24-year-old as the victim, showing an abrasion under one eye and knuckle marks to his face.

Greenville Police Spokesman, Gilberto Franco said that could change as the investigation continues, but said the man stayed on scene and was trying to help give medical attention when they arrived.

“He was on scene once police got there. He did provide us with a statement and he’s been compliant with everything we’ve asked. No indication that he’s a flight risk or he’s a danger to others,” said Franco.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office tells 7 News Candler was a former deputy.

They have issued the following statement.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to learn of the death of Retired Captain Paul “Eddie” Candler Jr. Captain Candler began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in December of 1977. After serving in several capacities, and rising to the rank of Captain, Candler retired in December of 1997. He will be remembered for his dedication to the citizens of Greenville County through his love of law enforcement.

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