Rockville man dead after fight with frat brother

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Caleb Zweig (PHOTO: LinkedIn)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A 20-year-old from Maryland who was studying at a university in Pennsylvania has died after getting in a fight with his fraternity brother, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Indiana Borough Police say that Rockville native Caleb Zweig, 20, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after an altercation with Brady DiStefano, 19. Zweig was a student at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and belonged to Phi Delta Theta.

So does his fraternity brother, DiStefano. Police say a witness saw DiStefano and Zweig get into an argument around 11 p.m. on Friday, and that Zweig was choked.

The witness says he pulled DiStefano off and gave aid to Zweig, who was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

An autopsy on Zweig was inconclusive. The coroner said no visible injuries were found, and they are waiting on toxicology results and other tests before they rule on how he died. In the meantime, DiStefano has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

District Attorney Patrick Dougherty told reporters that other charges could be filed depending on the medical examiner’s findings.

“Unfortunately, without knowing the cause of death, we’re not comfortable to charge anything more at this time,” Dougherty said.

Police found DiStefano at his apartment Saturday morning, at which point they arrested him. They say he was “visibly distraught” when he was told about Zweig’s death.