The three suspects, Nathan Domagalski, Christopher Twarowski and Christopher Zehnpfenning

Warren Police Department

Three Warren Men Charged After They Beat A Man To Death

The trio beat a man to death hours after meeting him at a party

July 05, 2019 - 3:30 pm
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Three Warren roommates, Nathan Domagalski, Christopher Twarowski and Christopher Zehnpfenning, are facing involuntary manslaughter charges, a 15-year felony, after they savagely beat a man in a parking lot early Thursday morning.

The victim, a 24-year-old man from Auburn Hills, was able to walk away from the beating, but was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 

The trio met the victim at a party, in Troy, hours earlier. Around 1 a.m., the four men were driving together from the party when an argument started in the backseat. 

The fight escalated and the driver pulled over into a golf shop parking lot on Mound Road at Chicago, where the four men stepped out of the car. 

Over the next couple of minutes, the defendants struck the victims head and body, before fleeing and leaving the victim motionless on the ground.

“The repeated fatal blows suffered by the victim at the hands of these defendants is beyond reprehensible. These young men could have walked away rather than engage with the victim. They could have called 9-1-1, knowing the physical state they left the victim in,” stated Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith. “Instead they made the most selfish choice possible – they left the scene. And, left the victim to die.”

The victim suffered a skull fracture in the altercation, walked away from the scene of crime and collapsed on Mound Road before being taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators were able to track down the suspects after they returned to the scene of the crime. 

“The suspect vehicle returned,” said Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer, “It returned because the suspect driver had left his shoes at the scene of the fight. Based on that, the officers were able to arrest the two suspects and then go to the home and arrest the third.”

The three defendants will be arraigned this afternoon in front of Judge John Chmura, 37th District Court in Warren.