Halloween party at Miami bar ends in deadly fight

Police try to identify Taverna Opa patron in fight

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MIAMI - Miami police are looking to identify a man who detectives said punched a man at a Halloween party, resulting in the victim's death.

Patrick Prevatte, 40, was seen arguing with a man in a white hat at Taverna Opa, located at 900 S. Miami Avenue in the early morning hours on November 1.

Witnesses told detectives the conversation escalated, and the suspect punched Prevatte, causing him to fall to the ground and strike his head.

Prevatte was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he died.

Detectives are now hoping to identify the man in the white hat.

Anyone with information is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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