Coroner confirms Columbus man dies following Fourth of July stabbing

Updated: Jul. 7, 2017 at 9:45 PM EDT
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(Source: Aaron Lee/WTVM)
(Source: Aaron Lee/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Chief Deputy Coroner, Freeman Worley tells News Leader 9 that a man has died Friday following a stabbing that took place on Fourth of July at Big Creek Place.

Worley says Pedro Juan Carmoega was pronounced dead at Midtown Medical Center after the altercation left him hospitalized.

According to Lt. Hasting, Columbus Police Department received a call about a stabbing around 9:57 on July 4 at 7970 Big Creek Place.

Thirty-six-year-old Pedro Juan Carmoega, his brother 41-year-old Michael Carmoega Sr., and his son 22-year-old Michael Carmoega Jr. were out shooting fireworks when a motorcyclist drove by reportedly speeding.

The group then got into their truck to find and confront the motorcyclist.

They approached the man at the intersection of Rock Creek Drive and Big Creek Place (the motorcyclist claims he was blocked, or trapped by their truck).

Police say a verbal confrontation then happened.

At some point, the motorcyclist stabbed Pedro Carmoega leaving him with stab wounds on his chest with cuts placed on his neck and arm. according to Worley.

Michael Carmoega Sr. was arrested at the scene and charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct.

Michael Carmoega Jr. was also arrested at the scene and charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and aggressive driving.

Pedro Juan Carmoega's body is being transported to Atlanta on Saturday for an autopsy.

This is now a homicide investigation.

This is a developing story. Continue to check back for updates.

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