26-year-old in coma with ‘irreversible’ injuries AFTER alleged altercation with security guard


A 26-year-old man has been in a coma since Feb. 18 after police say he was assaulted by a security guard at a popular Nashville, Tenn., bar.

How The Fight Started

Austin Turner, who was 25 at the time of the alleged assault, was denied re-entry to Tin Roof bar on Demonbreun Street in the early morning hours of Feb. 18, before a fight broke out between him and a security guard, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

The details surrounding the altercation are limited, but according to the police statement, Richard Cornelius — who was a licensed security guard at the bar — struck Austin, ‘causing him to fall to the ground unconscious.’

What Footage Reveals

Security footage allegedly shows Cornelius, 36, swinging numerous times before hitting Austin.


Cornelius was charged with aggravated assault, but has since been released on a $25,000 bond.

As it is

Austin suffered a skull fracture and a subdural hematoma — a brain bleed that can occur after a head injury — and received an emergency craniotomy.

He then suffered a stroke and remains in a coma and critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Austin turned 26 last weekend while in a coma. His family is still trying to piece together what happened on the night of the altercation and are seeking out video footage from people who may have witnessed the fight.

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