BOSTON – A U.S. Marine is alleged to be partly responsible for the death of Emerson College student Daniel Hollis, according to the Marine Corps.
Hollis died late last month following a late night altercation in Allston after the lacrosse player left a party with friends.
Few details were made available at the time with Hollis’ family only sharing that the 20-year-old was rushed to the hospital following the altercation.
Hollis had sustained a head injury after reportedly hitting his head on brick or cement while trying to break up a fight between his friends and another group of males.
After being diagnosed with a blood clot, he was rushed into emergency surgery. Doctors were unable to help Hollis whose injuries were ultimately deemed “extensive and irreparable.”
The Hollis’ family was met with an outpouring of love and support from friends and many in their community. Daniel Hollis died on Thursday.
The Marine Corps have released a statement addressing the involvement of the Marine Reservist who took part in the altercation.
“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,” the Marine Corps said in a statement.
“The event occurred during an approved leave period for the Marine, in the early hours of September 28, 2019. This is a tragic event and is being treated with great care and solemnity on the part of the command.”
Following news of the unidentified marine’s involvement, several Emerson students spoke with NBC Boston, sharing their feelings on the situation.
"You would hope that someone who has the capacity to inducted into the Marine Corps would have some sort of restraint," Emerson senior Andrew Geiger shared.
"We have this sort of idea that the government and the military is infallible, and so I think that them stepping up and saying it’s a possibility that it was is a good thing," Christine Strong, another Emerson College student shared.
The Marine is expected to be taken into custody, according to Mass Live.