Teen arrested after fight that leaves one man dead, another injured

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy after a fight in south Columbus that led to the death of one man and injured another.

Officers were called to the area of 1052 Rumsey Road at 10:15pm Friday. They found 53-year-old Homer L. Wright Jr. lying in the street “suffering from severe head injuries.” His father, 79-year-old Homer L. Wright Sr., was suffering from severe facial injuries.

Witnesses told police that an altercation that started between two teen girls escalated into a brawl between the Wrights and the suspect. The Wrights are related to one of the women involved, police say.

Witnesses say the suspect kicked Homer Wright Jr. several times in the head. He was taken to Grant Medical Center where he later died of his injuries. Homer Wright Sr. suffered several broken bones to the face.

The suspect faces felonious assault charges and police say new charges are pending.

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