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The suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Kennewick early Tuesday morning has been captured.

Police had responded to a Kennewick neighborhood early Tuesday morning, as we had reported earlier:

"Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, Kennewick Police had responded to a report of shots being fired in the 3500 block of West Hood Ave.

Upon arrival, officers found a male victim who had been shot twice. He was taken to an area hospital where initially he had been reported in stable condition. As officers continued the investigation, they were able to develop a suspect.

Kennewick Police announced Thursday that 38-year-old Anthony Spearman was being sought on 1st Degree Assault with Firearm charges."

65-year-old Leonard Slack had been shot twice. After initially being brought into stable condition, he later died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, as the extent of his injuries were worse than first indicated.

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Spearman was located in Pasco Thursday evening, and around 6:45PM Police at the Thunderbird Motel at 414 West Columbia spotted him. U.S. Marshals and Pasco Police arrested him after he exited a room, and he was said to be cooperative.

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He's now facing a murder charge and is in the Benton County jail.  Police didn't indicate what led them to the hotel but thanked their law enforcement partners for making it a safe apprehension.

More information is expected soon. We don't know what led up to the fatal shooting on Tuesday.

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