Police Puzzled After Dallas Attorney Found Injured And Unconscious
DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - Dallas attorney, Damien Falgoust, 39, is lying in a medically induced coma at Baylor Medical Center, after doctors believe someone likely beat him unconscious outside The Crown and Harp bar in lower Greenville Friday morning.
Police, though, aren’t sure what happened.
“We got him all hooked up, and it’s pretty sad because he’s my kid. He’s my son,” said his father, Roland Falgoust.
After playing kickball Thursday night, Falgoust joined his teammates for drinks at the Knox Street Pub.
Around one thirty in the morning, he took a cab to lower Greenville, hopping out several blocks from home.
A manager at the Greenville Avenue Pizza Company said, an employee kicked Falgoust out, when he showed up looking for pizza, apparently intoxicated.
A bartender at The Crown and Harp, James Porter said, around the same time, Falgoust showed up there, buying a drink for himself and a woman at the bar, before leaving.
At two thirty in the morning, Porter said, a member of the band breaking down for the night alerted him to the man lying on the ground on the street outside.
“Seems like he’d been hit and he’d fallen straight backward and hit his head. He had a little bump on his head in the back, but his head wasn’t bleeding. Just his nose looked really badly hit – broken and bleeding,” said Porter.
Porter said he called 911.
A dispatcher sent firefighters, who were able to revive Falgoust.
“I heard him say, ‘I live just around the corner. Just let me go home’,” said Porter.
Firefighters, however, took Falgoust to Baylor, where doctors later determined his injuries were consistent with a beating.
His father says, he suffered a broken nose, broken eye socket and possible brain damage.
Without medical attention, he says, his son likely would have died.
“As a dad, I’m just angry ‘cause you can’t know what’s going on. What kind of person would do that?” said Roland Falgoust.
Dallas police say, they were not contacted until eight hours after the initial 911 call, once it became apparent Falgoust might be the victim of an assault.
Investigators, however, haven’t been able to locate a single witness or surveillance video to show what happened.
Falgoust still had his wallet and cell phone on him, indicating it likely wasn’t a robbery.
With Falgoust still in a coma, police haven’t been able to ask him what occurred.
Classifying the case as an “injured person,” the department has made a public request for anyone with information to call the station.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Singer at 214-671-3854.
Friends have organized an online fundraiser to help with medical expenses, which had raised $2930, as of Wednesday night.
Falgoust’s father says, the response has astounded him.
“As parents, we were like – wow!” he said.
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