Maryland Man Beaten to Death While Trying to Protect His Fiancée's Child After Middle School Fight: Officials

Source: Mega

May 25 2023, Updated 10:31 a.m. ET

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Three teens and two adults reportedly beat a Maryland father to death over a fight that started at a middle school, according to authorities.

Around 5 p.m. on May 19, officers responded to a home in Anne Arundel County for a report of an assault, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said.

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Fire department personnel treated the victim, 43-year-old Christopher Wright, at the scene before he was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. He died from his injuries on May 20.

According to authorities, the group of suspects arrived at Wright’s home “in reference to an earlier altercation.”

Wright was outside his home when he was confronted by three teens and two adults, WBAL-TV reported. The group was looking for his fiancée’s 14-year-old son, who had gotten in a fight with another teen at Brooklyn Park Middle School earlier that day.

Wright told the group that the boy was not going to come outside to fight. The group then told him, “If he’s not going to fight, then you’re going to fight and proceeded to attack him,” Wright’s fiancée, Tracy Karopchinsky, told WBAL-TV.

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Security cameras in the neighborhood were able to capture the alleged assault, WBAL-TV reported.

Officials at Brooklyn Park Middle School reportedly confirmed the earlier fight did take place and are working with police on the investigation.

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Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and police are searching for three to four white males in their mid-20s to mid-30s in connection with the fatal attack.

No charges have been filed against any of the individuals involved.


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