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Friends fundraise for father who died after Dorchester altercation

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Investigators are still trying to determine how a Quincy father of three died after an altercation in Dorchester early Sunday morning.

Brian Hingston, 45, died at Boston Medical Center after he was injured in the incident in Ashmont after 1 a.m. Sunday.

The medical examiner hasn’t ruled on a cause or manner of death, Suffolk County District Attorney’s office spokesman Jake Wark said. Boston Police homicide detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information about Hingston’s death is asked to call police at 617-343-4470.

Friends and family have raised more than $40,000 as of Tuesday afternoon for Hingston’s wife Tammy and their three children, Wil, 14, Colin, 12, and Sadie, 8. Reached by phone, Hingston’s brother James said the family didn’t want to comment.

“He would give anything not to leave them. He’s too good a person for this world to lose. Needless to say, the Hingston family is devastated and in shock over the loss of Brian. A true gentleman, who never stopped caring about others,” Kerry Martin wrote on the GoFundMe page.

Martin wrote that Kingston donated his organs, saving six lives.

“In honor of Brian, take time to celebrate life, forget the noise and think about the things you really value and that are important to you,” Martin wrote. “He’d want us to count our blessings- that we continue to live in a great country, are in good health and that we are blessed with a wonderful family, friends and colleagues.”

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