Man killed in Metairie bar fight

An altercation between two men in a Metairie bar early Wednesday left one of them dead.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office hasn’t released the man’s name nor provided details about a suspect.

Col. John N. Fortunato, of the sheriff’s Public Information Office, announced in an email that deputies were dispatched at 4:22 a.m. to J&R Sports Bar, 7001 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie.

“According to witnesses, the victim was sitting at the bar when he became involved in a physical altercation with another patron,” Fortunato said. “During the altercation, the victim was allegedly punched and knocked to the floor by the other male.”

The sheriff’s office plans to notify the victim’s relatives before releasing his name, Fortunato said.