Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Reason to carry a gun, # 15,987

Wisconsin teacher dies after being punched outside bar - TwinCities.com
KENOSHA, Wis. — A Kenosha teacher who tried to stop some men from harassing his female friends died after he was punched and fell to the concrete.

The confrontation happened outside the Big Shotz Sports Bar in Kenosha about 2 a.m. Saturday when Colin Byars was leaving with some women. Police say a group of men began to bother the women and Byars intervened.

One of the men punched Byars, who police say fell and hit his head. He was taken to a Kenosha hospital, then transferred to a Milwaukee area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for the men involved.

Byars, 24, was a special education teacher at McKinley Middle School.


Requiscat in Pace, Mr. Byars.

1 comment:

Ken Dowdell, publisher said...

I was alerted to your posting regarding this incident.

As the daily newspaper in Kenosha, we have been following the story very closely.

Here is a link to today's update:

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We have also been carrying some of the coverage on our video webcast, Weekday Report, which is updated and available on demand Monday through Friday after 4:30 p.m. It's available at:

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