BOSTON — The U.S. Marine Corps says a Marine from the 1st Marine Division is alleged to have been involved in the incident that left 19-year-old Dan Hollis, an Emerson College student and native of Hopedale, dead last month.
A Marine Corps spokesman confirmed to Boston 25 News Tuesday that a Marine from the 1st Marine Division, which is based at Camp Pendleton in California, was on approved leave when the Sept. 28 incident that left Hollis with a severe brain injury during an apparent scuffle happened. The Marine's name is not being released at this time, the spokesman said.
"We are deeply saddened to learn that an off-base incident allegedly involving one of our Marines has led to the passing of a man in the Boston community," a Marine Corps statement said. "This is a tragic event and is being treated with great care and solemnity on the part of the command. "
The Marine Corps said more information will be released "once the Marine is in custody."
It's been nearly a week since the fight that sent Hollis to the hospital with a severe head injury, only to be diagnosed with a blood clot and later removed from life support.
Sources have told Boston 25 News police have more than one person of interest, and at least one person involved in the fight lives out of state. Detectives will have to travel outside of Massachusetts to gather more information on what happened on Park Vale Avenue last Saturday.
As of Friday afternoon, there had been no arrests and police have not released any other information.
On Friday, Jennifer Kelly, Daniel's mother, posted a statement on behalf of her family on the website Caring Bridge:
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