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A counselor at a California home for troubled or impaired youth was beaten to death after trying to break up a fight while at work, police announced.
Six people, including four minors, were arrested following Saturday’s fatal attack on 25-year-old David Mcknight-Hillman at Wayfinder Family Services in Los Angeles, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said in a Monday evening press release.
Police said they were called to the Angeles Boulevard Vista facility shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday for a report of "juveniles involved in a fight." Deputies arrived to find Mcknight-Hillman suffering from "what appeared to be blunt force trauma injuries," police said.
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The counselor was rushed to an area hospital, but could not be saved, police said.
Investigators determined Mcknight-Hillman, whose job included caring for the residents every day, was brutally beaten after trying to intervene during a fight, officials said, Police are still working to identify a motive in the attack.
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Four minors and two 18-year-olds have since been arrested in connection with the death, and a fifth juvenile was still on the loose as of the time of the press release’s publication. The 18-year-olds were charged with murder, police said.
Wayfinder Family Services is a nonprofit facility that provides housing and support to juveniles and adults, its website states. It also provides services for people who are visually impaired or have special needs. A Wayfinder spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request seeking comment.