Man dies a week after being punched in Fortitude Valley

A man has died in hospital one week after he was allegedly punched in the head during a confrontation in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

Shannon Finemore, 37, and a friend were walking along Water Street around 9pm last Tuesday, when an altercation broke out with two other men from a nearby apartment building.

During the scuffle, Mr Finemore was allegedly punched, causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground.


He suffered critical head injuries and was rushed to hospital, where he passed away on Monday.

A 28-year-old man from Fortitude Valley and a 29-year-old Logan Central man have each been charged with unlawful striking causing death.

They are due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on December 14 and January 18 respectively.

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