QUINCY (CBS) – Two men have been arrested in the beating death of a man in Quincy last January. Christopher McCallum was trying to break up a fight outside an American Legion Post when he was knocked to the ground and hit his head.

State Police confirm two men have been arrested, but the charges are sealed. According to the Norfolk District Attorney’s office, the men are set to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

Christopher McCallum (Family Photo)

I-Team sources tell WBZ the suspects are Matthew and Steven Potter, the sons of a retired Quincy Police detective.

Quincy Police handed the case over to State Police early in the investigation because of a possible conflict of interest.

McCallum was a father of three who lived in Bridgewater with his family. He had gone to the bar with his brother to see a band perform that night. According to his family, he was punched in the face as he tried to break up a fight on the way out, and was pronounced dead the next day.

“We continue to struggle with his loss daily and look forward to finding him justice through the court system,” his family said in a statement. “The McCallum family will never be the same without his loving presence.”


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