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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Peoria man arrested after play fight results in death

Matthew Pape faces second degree murder charges, police spokeswoman Amanda Jacinto said.

Police identified the dead man as David Witmer , 45, of Surprise.

Police were called to a bar near 6700 W. Peoria Avenue around midnight Friday, Jacinto said.

Officers learned that the two men were closed friends who were play-fighting and at one point Pape put Witmer in a hold that caused him to pass out, Jacinto said.

As Witmer fell to the ground, he hit his head and was fatally injured, Jacinto said.  Full Article

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