One of the two brothers assaulted outside a Findlay bar last month has died as an apparent result of his injuries.
Findlay Police said Gregory Hammer, 53, of Findlay, died Sunday at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. An autopsy was conducted on Tuesday at the Lucas County Coroner’s Office, but reports have not been released.
Police Lt. Robert Ring said today no arrests have been made, but that a “person of interest” has been identified and police are looking to speak with that individual.
Ring said the case is expected to be presented to a Hancock County grand jury in coming weeks.
Police were called to the parking lot of the Walnut Saloon, 335 Walnut St., at 2:38 a.m. Dec. 16 on the report of two men being assaulted.
Officers found Gregory Hammer unconscious on the ground with head injuries, and located Gregory’s brother, Darryl Hammer, 47, also of Findlay, in the parking lot with injuries to his face.
Darryl Hammer told police that he and his brother were assaulted in the parking lot by multiple males, who fled the scene before officers arrived.
The brothers were both transported to Blanchard Valley Hospital for treatment. Gregory was later transferred to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center by helicopter, while Darryl was treated at Blanchard Valley and released.
Police have not established the motive behind the assaults.
Any witnesses with information are encouraged to contact the Findlay Police at 419-424-7150 or the Hancock County Crime Stoppers at 419-425-8477. Crime Stopper callers may remain anonymous.