Two men are facing charges in connection to the death of a Bridgewater father of three who died after he allegedly tried to break up a fight in Quincy earlier this year.
The men, who have not been identified, are expected to be arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court Wednesday afternoon on charges stemming from the incident resulting in Christopher McCallum’s death in January, a spokesman for the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
The case was under seal Tuesday evening. The charges were not disclosed.
McCallum, 44, was found unconscious and bleeding early on Jan. 27 outside an American Legion post on Moon Island Road after police responded to reports of a “large disturbance.”
He was brought to Boston Medical Center where he died from his injuries a day later. He left behind a wife and three sons.
According to his family, McCallum went to the Nickerson Post that night with his twin brother and tried to break up a fight among a group of men outside the venue when he was sucker-punched and struck his head hard as he fell.
The men involved in the alleged fight reportedly fled the scene when authorities arrived.
In August, the medical examiner’s office ruled McCallum’s death a homicide.
“The McCallum family is grateful to the Norfolk County District Attorney & State Police for their 9 month investigation of Chris McCallum’s death,” McCallum’s family said in a statement Tuesday shared on Twitter by Boston 25 News reporter Malini Basu. “We continue to struggle with his loss daily. The McCallum family will never be the same without his loving presence.”
FAMILY STATEMENT: The McCallum family is grateful to the Norfolk County District Attorney&State Police for their 9 month investigation of Chris McCallum's death. We continue to struggle with his loss daily. The McCallum family will never be the same without his loving presence. pic.twitter.com/I0ql0amgGl
— Malini Basu (@WFXTMalini) November 5, 2019
Wednesday’s arraignment is scheduled for 2 p.m., according to the district attorney’s office.