Cabot Police Release Death Investigation Report

Published 03/18 2014 02:07PM

Updated 03/18 2014 06:16PM

CABOT, AR - Police have released a preliminary report as they continue to investigate a man's beating death.

The Cabot Police Department says it's waiting on an autopsy report in the death of Steven McCraw and will send the case to prosecutors for a decision on any charges.

McCraw, 24, died Monday morning after being injured in a fight at the home of Carl Hambrick on Carol Cove.

Hambrick, 51, was also injured in the fight that following him answering McCraw's knock at his door around 1:45 a.m. Police say the men knew each other from their jobs but that McCraw had been recently fired.

The report states that when officers arrived they found Hambrick covered in blood. He told them when he opened the door, McCraw began hitting him with one, possibly two objects.

McCraw was lying unconscious on the floor of the patio and bleeding when officers arrived.

Hambrick said during the altercation he was able to retrieve his baseball bat and hit McCraw several times. Hambrick said he stopped hitting McCraw when he went down on his hands and knees but when he threatened to shoot him, he feared he had a gun and hit him again until he stopped moving.

Hambrick said he then ran to his neighbor's home and asked them to call an ambulance.

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