(KMTR) -- The man critically injured in an assault at Occupy Eugene’s Washington Jefferson Park
camp on Monday night has died.
Eugene Police says 54-year old Rick Adam Youngblood of Florence, Oregon died around on Friday, December 23rd, 2011.
Around on Monday, December 19th, 2011, Eugene Police says Youngblood was involved in an assault with multiple people in the northeast corner of the Occupy Eugene camp.
EPD investigators say Youngblood was beaten, choked and suffered multiple facial fractures. Youngblood was found face down with no pulse and was not breathing. An EPD officer and Occupy Eugene medical volunteer gave the man CPR and he was taken to a local Eugene-area hospital.
Occupy Eugene protestors say Youngblood started the fight and was drunk at the time of the incident. Occupy Eugene protestors also say Youngblood had a heart condition.
Eugene Police continues to investigate, but says alcohol played a major factor in the situation. EPD says the incident is likely a case of “mutual combat.”
So far, no arrests have been made in the case.
“We know who all the people are who were involved in the fight, and they've all been interviewed,” said Chief Pete Kerns of the Eugene Police Department on Friday, addressing the media.
“There is a possibility that there will not be a prosecution, however the investigation isn't complete. Prosecutor hasn't seen all of the reports yet,” says
Occupy Eugene protestors are planning to hold a candlelight vigil in Youngblood’s name on Friday evening at at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza in downtown Eugene.