A 25-year-old counselor was fatally attacked by seven youths at the Los Angeles facility he worked at on Saturday night, authorities said.
David Mcknight-Hillman was beaten after trying to break up a fight at Wayfinder Family Services, a non-profit organization that provides residential therapeutic services to youths, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Mcknight-Hillman, who provided daily care to the residents, appeared to sustain blunt force trauma and died at a nearby hospital, the sheriff’s department said in a Monday news release.
Six of the suspects have been arrested, including two 18-year-olds charged with murder, the department said.
Four youths were booked at a juvenile hall. One of the juvenile suspects remained on the loose as of early Tuesday, authorities said.
The sheriff’s department said the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday.
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