Argument leads to shooting, killing on Washington highway, police said.

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Oct. 26 2021, Published 2:17 p.m. ET

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An argument between two men on a Washington highway led to a shooting that left one person dead, police said.

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Around 3 a.m. on Oct. 24, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said a shooting was reported on a highway in Graham, Washington.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 28-year-old man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound, officials said.

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There were about 20 people gathered around the scene and they told police the shooter fled the scene and went inside a house.

Officials said witnesses informed deputies that an argument led up to the shooting.

Medical personnel attempted life-saving measures on the victim, but he died at the scene, deputies said.

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The 39-year-old suspect was located inside the home and police took him into custody, according to authorities. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail and has been charged with second-degree murder, officials said.

Sheriff's deputies have not released the name of the suspect.

The incident remains under investigation.

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