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An Indiana Man Wouldn’t Stop Making Flirtatious Comments to a Neighbor. So 2 Men Beat Him to Death, Cops Say.

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May 21 2023, Published 1:37 p.m. ET

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Two Indiana men have been arrested after allegedly beating a man to death who would not stop making flirtatious comments to a neighbor, according to authorities.

Around 6:30 p.m. on May 14, officers responded to a residence in Indianapolis to investigate the report of a person assaulted, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

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Once at the scene, police located an adult male, later identified as 56-year-old Bryan Ward, inside a residence with injuries consistent with trauma, officers said. There were also several other people inside the house at the time.

Ward went into cardiac arrest as he was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, WRTV reported.

The following day, Ward was declared brain dead and passed away, according to police.

Court documents claim two men, identified as 29-year-old Vincent McCurtis and 23-year-old Brandon Jackson, allegedly beat Ward after he made flirtatious comments toward the neighbor of one of the suspects.

That neighbor told police all of the men involved were drinking. Ward returned to make more flirtatious statements after being told to stop, which is when McCurtis and Jackson allegedly got into a physical interaction with Ward, WRTV reported.

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The two suspects then allegedly beat Ward both inside and outside of the house while saying multiple times their intent to kill him, police said, according to WRTV.

The neighbor kept asking the suspects to stop as she called the police.

McCurtis and Jackson were arrested and each charged with attempted murder. They were booked into the Marion County jail, police said.

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