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Police: Man arrested after fight escalates to manslaughter

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A man in Aransas Pass has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after getting into a fight with another man last night.

Police in Aransas Pass were called out to a report of a fight in the 1000 Block of West Lott Avenue at around 11:37 p.m. Tuesday night.

Officers say when they arrived at the scene, they found two men,29-year-old Matthew Ryan Dickson, and an unidentified 56-year-old man.

According to police, the unidentified man was laying in the road an unresponsive. Police say he was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Detectives were called to the scene to continue the investigation, and determined that the two men had been together at a local bar before getting into a fight with each other.

Police say, at some point, the men ended up on West Lott Avenue, where Dickson struck the other man with his vehicle, injuring him severely.

Aransas Pass Police arrested Dickson and charged him with manslaughter.

Police say they are withholding release of the identity of the man killed in the incident until next-of-kin can be notified.

Anyone with information regarding this case are asked to call Aransas Pass Police at 361-758-5224 or Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS.

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