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One man killed in Colville homicide

Sun., June 23, 2013, 9:28 p.m.

A man shot his brother to death near Colville on Sunday morning, according to a Stevens County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Eric Harris, 48, allegedly shot his brother Larch Harris, 43, after the two got into a fight at the suspect’s home, according to the release. There were several witnesses to the homicide. Stevens County sheriff’s deputies responded to the call at the 400 block of Haller Creek Road just outside of Colville at about 10:45 a.m., according to the release. By the time they arrived, Eric Harris had fled the scene. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect has an extensive criminal record in Stevens County, Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen said.

“He’s no stranger to law enforcement,” Allen said. “He’s known by most of the deputies who work this area.”

Eric Harris is 5-foot-5 and 170 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and several tattoos. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Stevens County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 509-684-5296.

This is a developing story.

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