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Columbia man dies after fight at Greenville party

GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) -  Investigators say a man who was attacked at a birthday party in Greenville died from his injuries, and Saturday afternoon, several people were charged in his death.

Deputy Coroner Barry Wright said De'Bron Aldrick Harrison, 20, of Columbia, died Friday from blunt force trauma to the head.  Harrison had been on life support at Greenville Memorial Hospital since last Saturday.

Saturday afternoon, Greenville police announced they had arrested six people in connection with the case.

Three of the suspects are juveniles, the other three suspects are Ronald Earl Brown, Elijah Fernandeze Wilson, and Brittany Cearea Irby.

Police said Harrison was a guest at West End Community Center  on Vardry Street, where he was attending a girl's 16th birthday party. 

Investigators said a man, Ronald Brown, punched two girls in the face, and Harrison intervened. Police said that's when Brown and a group of people turned on Harrison, chased him from the community center to Allen Church across the street. Investigators said they cornered Harrison and beat him and kicked him in the face.

Management at the West End Community Center said the party was a private function, not a center event, and when an employee saw the commotion, he called 911.

"They just pretty much hosted the party there. They weren't expecting any trouble. They just wanted to have a nice birthday party, invited their friends, he came up from Columbia, and he intervened to try to help the girls out and unfortunately this resulted in his death," police spokesman Johnathan Bragg said.

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