Father Of 3 Beaten To Death In A Grocery Store: Three Teen Suspects Arrested

According to authorities, three adolescents were detained after fatally assaulting a father of three children in Ohio.

Father Of 3 Beaten To Death In A Grocery Store: Three Teen Suspects Arrested

According to Columbus police, the incident took place on December 6 around 7 p.m. Donnie Smith, 53, was the victim of an alleged altercation between the three young guys and himself inside a Kroger grocery store, according to WSYX-TV.

After fighting with customers inside the business, security urged the suspects to leave, but the brawl continued outside, according to the police. Smith passed away after being admitted to the hospital in a critical state.

WSYX was informed by one of Smith’s pals that the group was “trying to pick on whoever they could.”

Smith was “unconscious and bleeding from the head due to the beating,” according to charging paperwork that the local ABC station was able to get. The group was also reportedly “laughing and enjoying themselves” while they attacked Smith.

According to the media outlet, Smith passed away two weeks following the attack.

According to authorities, the suspects fled the area in a red car.

Police said that they had arrested Dionta Hughes, age 18, Jamarion Evans-Bennett, age 19, and Jayden Agee, age 17, on murder charges, but they did not elaborate on how the homicide investigators got on the case.

Agee’s photos were kept private due to his age, but those of Hughes and Evans-Bennett were made public.

The inquiry is still on. We’re asking anyone with knowledge to get in touch with Columbus police.

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