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Man Charged With Homicide In Baldwin Bar Brawl

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BALDWIN, Pa. (KDKA) - A man is facing homicide charges after a deadly bar fight in Baldwin.

Zachary Blake, 22, was charged after Mark Thompson, 51, died following a fight at the Loose Moose Saloon on Brownsville Road in July.

UPDATE: This is Mark Thompson. The Medical Examiner ruled the 51-year-old died of blunt force trauma to his head...

Posted by Jennifer Borrasso -TV News on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Earlier this month, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner ruled Thompson's death a homicide. After consulting with the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, detectives got an arrest warrant Monday charging Blake in Thompson's death.

(Photo Courtesy: Allegheny County)

Thompson stepped in and tried to break up a fight between four people, police said. Blake allegedly knocked Thompson to the ground, punching and kicking him in the face.

Blake told law enforcement his brother was fighting with Thompson and he intervened to protect his brother, according to court paperwork filed in July. Blake told police he punched Thompson "once or twice," the criminal complaint said.

Blake is now in the Allegheny County Jail.

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