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City of Dallas sanitation worker killed in fight with coworker, police say

One person is in custody and another is dead after an argument between two Dallas sanitation workers escalated into a physical altercation.
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A Dallas sanitation worker died after a physical altercation with a coworker on March 27, 2020.

DALLAS — Updated at 3:20 p.m. with the ID of the victim and suspect.

A City of Dallas sanitation worker is dead after he and a coworker got in a physical altercation, Dallas police say.

The suspect, 44-year-old Christopher L. Davis, is in custody on suspicion of murder, according to police.

Police identified the victim as 51-year-old Clarence Ross.

The incident happened around 9 a.m. in the 7000 block of Red Bud Drive, when an argument between the two workers escalated.

During the fight, police say one person stood over the other and struck him several times in the face. The suspect then fled the scene, but was later found.

The victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident. 

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