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A Columbus man who earned a purple heart after being injured in Iraq is killed outside a West Virginia bar.

Police in Martinsburg, W. Va., say 28-year-old Samson Edmond died at a Martinsburg hospital after being shot shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday outside the Brickhouse Bar and Grill.

Five people were taken into a custody for questioning two hours later.

Martinsburg is located in state’s western panhandle near the Maryland state line.

Edmond earned a purple heart after being injured by an IED while serving in Iraq in 2005 and 2006 with the Mississippi National Guard’s 114th Field Artillery Unit. He was a specialist in the National Guard.

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  • Spectator

    Sooooo Sad!!! I send my thoughts and prayers to the entire Peterson & Edmond families. You couldn’t ask for a more sweet, mannerable, fun, hardworking soldier. Such a tragic loss…

  • Heartbroken

    Just plain out heartbroken!!! Tragic loss 🙁

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