Authorities in Maryland are seeking a group of individuals after a father passed away from injuries sustained in a possible attack related to a school fight involving his son.
The Anne Arundel County Police have identified the victim as Christopher Michael Wright, 43, according to a statement. The attack occurred on Friday evening, and Wright sadly succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital on Saturday night.
The police statement reveals that investigators learned that the suspects had arrived at the victim’s residence in Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood in connection with a previous altercation. A physical confrontation took place during which the victim suffered life-threatening injuries, as stated in the release.
The police describe the suspects as three to four white males aged between their mid-20s and mid-30s. Tracy Karopchinsky, Wright’s fiancée, informed WBAL-TV that Wright died while trying to protect their children. She explained that her 14-year-old son had been involved in a fight with another teenager at school on Friday. Karopchinsky claimed that three teenagers and two adults arrived at their house searching for her son, but it was Wright who confronted them.
Karopchinsky recounted, “Chris came out to tell them, like, he’s not coming out here to fight, and they threatened at one point to come in and get him, and then they said, ‘If he’s not going to fight, then you’re going to fight.'” Surveillance cameras in the neighborhood captured the entire incident, which Karopchinsky found difficult to watch.
She expressed her disbelief at the extent of the damage inflicted, stating, “There’s no way that punching did that. The damage was done before the ambulance ever took him away. I mean, he’d had a seizure. It was done. There was nothing that the hospital could do.”
In their statement, the police appealed to the public for assistance. The Homicide Unit is actively investigating the incident and requests anyone with information to contact them at (410) 222-4731 or the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line at (410) 222-4700.