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A man was assaulted at a Nebraska bar, cops said. When the victim died, the suspect saw his charges upgraded to murder.

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Source: MEGA; Omaha police

Feb. 12 2022, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A man faces a murder charge after a deadly bar assault in Nebraska, police said.

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Around 11: 45 p.m. on Feb. 5, police in Omaha, Nebraska, responded to Parliament Pub on Harney Street for a reported felony assault.

When officers arrived, they saw medics treating an unconscious man. The victim was identified as Rodney Pettit, 41. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Omaha police.

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On Feb. 7, Petit died.

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Police arrested Nolan King, 22, before Petit died. He was charged with first-degree felony assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony in connection to the case. When Petit died, the charges against King were upgraded to second-degree murder, police said.

Investigators have not said what led to the alleged assault.

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Source: MEGA; Omaha police
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