METAIRIE, La. -- Afight over a pool table ended with one man dead after being punched in the jaw, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
The incident occurred around 4:22 a.m. at JR's Sports Bar in the 7000 block of Veterans Boulevard.
The victim was identified as 40-year-old Adnan Anwar of Metairie. The man deputies say struck Anwar - Aaron Ullrich - was charged with one count of manslaughter.
According to investigators, Anwar and Todd Garvin, 46, were arguing about the availability of a pool table when Ullrich, a friend of Garvin's walked over and punched Anwar in the jaw, knocking him to the floor.
Investigators said Garvin and Ullrich left the bar after the fight and Ullrich was arrested a short time later. They said Ullrich admitted to punching the victim.
An autopsy conducted Wednesday showed that Anwar died of a blow to the head.
The sheriff's office said Ullich has a prior criminal arrest history in Louisianaconsisting of possessionof stolen property. He has an arrest history in the state of Illinois consisting of domestic battery, aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, arson, obstruction of justice. His arrest history in the state of Ohio consists of unauthorized use of a vehicle, obstructing official business and traffic related offenses.