CLARIFICATION: Original reports showed the victim was hit in the head with a club, but Dayton Police Department confirmed that he was punched in the face and landed on his head.
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A employee at the Setters Volleyball Club in Dayton died after trying to break up a fight on Friday, April 22.
According to the Dayton Police Department, a fight broke out in the Setters Volleyball Club parking lot in the 1000 block of Gateway Drive around 9:15 p.m. on Friday.
Officers were dispatched to the sports lounge on reports of a fight that broke out involving around 15 people.
Medics arrived to discover a unconscious man bleeding from his head in the parking lot. Officers later learned that the unconscious man was a security guard at the Setters Volleyball Club.
Ronnie Brown, 60, of Dayton, was reportedly punched in the face and fell on his head causing severe bleeding. Brown was transported to a local hospital where he died Sunday. Authorities said Brown tried to break up a fight when he was struck.
Dayton Police Department issued a warrant for 36-year-old Antonio Tarag Deante Jackson Fountain whose believed to have struck Brown in the head. He was taken into custody around 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Fountain has been described as a regular patron to the Setters Volleyball Club in Dayton.
Police are investigating the incident. If you have any information, call (937) 333-1124. To remain anonymous, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP.
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