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Pasco Police Investigate Murder

PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police are investigating a murder. Two men got into a fight, now one is dead.

Police are releasing very few details. Officers are still investigating how this whole thing got started, but we know one man is dead and police think they have the suspect behind bars.

Monday, the crime scene looks like any other house, but police said Sunday night around 11:30 p.m., at 132 South Hugo Ave., 60-year-old Charles Harper got into a fight with 65-year-old Cleveland Everhart. When police arrived officers said Everhart looked like he was in a lot of pain. Paramedics rushed him to the hospital, but he died on the way.

Some neighbors said it never should have happened.

"It's sad, I mean it's really sad. He didn't deserve it," said neighbor Melissa Watson.   

Watson lives next door. She said Everhart was a peaceful person who minded his own business.

"He's just a sweet man. He'd sit outside and watch my son play football and never would harm anybody, never did anything to wrong to anybody. He'd give you the shirt off his back," said Watson.   

Police said they had to physically separate the two men when officers arrived. Police won't say why they got in a fight, but they said whatever happened it's enough to put Harper in jail on probable cause for murder.

"Right now it's a homicide investigation pending more information being developed and trying to figure out what took place last night prior to officers arriving," said Capt. Jim Raymond, Pasco Police Department.   

As of Monday afternoon, no murder charges had been filed. Prosecutors said they are still waiting for more reports from police. Everhart's autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

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