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'Scandal' Star Columbus Short

In Bar Fight

Cops Investigating

3/25/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Columbus Short
-- who plays gladiator Harrison Wright on "Scandal" -- was involved in a bar fight in which the other guy ended up in the hospital and cops are now conducting a criminal investigation.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Short was at Gabe's Bar and Grill in L.A. on March 15 at around 10:45 PM celebrating a couple's engagement ... when he started arguing at the bar with another partygoer.

We're told the other guy pissed Short off by making a comment along the lines of, "You might be richer than me but I get my girls to buy me everything I want including your wife."

An eyewitness tells TMZ Columbus then came up from behind and sucker punched the guy.  The eyewitness says the man's nose was broken and he was rendered unconscious for several minutes. 
We're told Columbus quickly left the bar.

An ambulance came and took the 37-year-old man to a nearby hospital.

Cops are now investigating a criminal battery.

It's not the first time Columbus used his fists to make a point.  In March, 2010 ... Columbus was playing basketball at an L.A. Fitness gym when he got into an argument with another player and socked the guy in the face, knocking several teeth out.

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We reached out to Columbus ... so far no comment.

131 COMMENTS

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Scandal is a crappy show

130 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

'Scandal' Star Columbus Short in Bar Fight -- Cops Investigating.......................GLAD TO SEE LUPITA NYONGO IS GROWING SOME FACIAL HAIR, KEEP IT UP GIRL!

130 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

"Columbus then came up from behind and sucker punched the guy." Yup, that sounds like this guy Short. Typical pretentious Hollywood douche, probably on drugs ha ha. Not to worry, his lousy show will be canceled shortly, and he'll be living in a refrigerator box on the sidewalk, which will be more suitable to his "lifestyle."

130 days ago
4.

jackmama311    

so, he just a thug who can't control himself.

130 days ago
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jimbo    

You expect me to believe a black guy threw a sucker punch? Come on now. Just because every single fight video on youtube and worldstar starts with a black guy throwing a sucker punch doesn't mean they all do.

130 days ago
6.

Joe the plumber    

And I should care because?

130 days ago
7.

LDB    

FALCO PUNCH

130 days ago
8.

Stevonez    

Is he growing a tit on his cheek…?

130 days ago
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think101    

Sucker punch or no sucker punch, did he think he was going to talk about the man's wife and just walk away like nothing happen. I have a feeling he won't do that again. Get a job and buy your own stuff loser.

130 days ago
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Blue Lake    

What a thug. Hope he loses his job.

130 days ago
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WUNOTANG-SEXTAPE    

Never heard of him. Just put him in jail with all the other adults that act like idiots.

130 days ago
12.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Let's see: substantial pay out and enrolling in anger mgt. classes. Yep, that should about do it. Until the next altercation, that is.

130 days ago
13.

englishpetal    

Serves the guy right! Teach him a lesson Talking about someones wife like that! Tmz trying to make him th victim! If he hadn't said that trashy comment he ouldnt havr got hit that aint no victim!!!

130 days ago
14.

Joao    

$ $ $ + Intimidation
POOF, GO AWAY
"Investigation "completed
"Misunderstanding"

130 days ago
15.

Joao    

HOWEVER, that should teach the so-called "victim a lesson.
SHUT YOUR MOUFF AND YOU WON'T GET HIT!!!

130 days ago
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