Man dies after fight in Rogers Park

March 20, 2014 (CHICAGO)

Family and friends are mourning the retired boxer who they say died while protecting his daughter.

Neighbors say 58-year-old Michael Tingling was a popular figure in this Rogers Park neighborhood.

On Wednesday, he left a salon to pick up his 15-year-old daughter Masharah from the Chicago Math and Science Academy.

The teen says a man approached her. Her father told him to go away. Instead, he punched Tingling in the chest.

His death was ruled a homicide.

Police are questioning the man who punched Tingling, but no charges have been filed.

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