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Police Identify Man Killed At Bar

Last updated on Saturday, May 19, 2012

(BEDFORD) - Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley says 46-year-old Michael R. Holt, of 400 15th Street, died instantly from one stab wound to the chest.

"Right now we are not releasing the name of the other man involved," Parsley says. "Our detectives are still gathering information and we are just not ready to release the name. The man who also suffered injuries, was taken to IU Health Bedford Hospital where he was treated and released."

Parsley says the two men were in an altercation at Rusty's West End Steak & Lounge early Friday morning when Holt was stabbed and died. Police responded to the scene at 4:58 a.m.

Lawrence County Coroner John Sherrill says the incident happened on the west side of the bar entrance

Parsley says, detective spent most of the day interviewing witnesses, talking to the other man involved and processing the alleged crime scene.They did obtain a warrant to search the bar.

"There is still a lot of information to process and the investigation continues," Parsley says. "We want to make sure everything is gone through thoroughly before we release any information."

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