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      Another beating in the Five Points area leaves a man in critical condition

      Robert Murphy

      / Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center

      COLUMBIA (WACH) " One man is left in critical condition after a fight in a Columbia bar parking lot.

      Police Chief Randy Scott says 27-year-old Robert Michael Murphy was charged with first degree assault and battery early Saturday morning.

      Chief Scott says Murphy is accused of severely beating a 41-year-old man in the parking lot of Pavlov TMs Bar, which is in the Five Points area.

      There's no word yet on what caused the fight.

      According to several witnesses, Pavlov TMs employees detained Murphy after the fight until Columbia police officers showed up.

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      While officers were patrolling the Five Points area, folks at the scene flagged them down for help.

      Investigators are in the process of determining if the fight was captured on surveillance video in the area.

      At last check, the victim was listed in critical condition at a Midlands hospital.

      Do you believe having cameras in the Five Points area reduces the amount of violence that may take place? Vote in our poll below and leave a comment to weigh in.