Officers said they found a man unconscious on the ground on Christopher Street near Seventh Avenue around 4:20 a.m.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 36-year-old Dashawn Bush, of Brooklyn.
Investigators said they determined the victim was involved in a physical altercation with another man, which lead to an assault that caused the victim to lose consciousness.
So far there are no arrests.
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