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Homicide arrest made in Houska Park death

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La Crosse police have arrested a 34-year-old man for reckless homicide, in the death of another person during an apparent fight in Houska Park on Monday night. 

Pearson Jr.

David Pearson Jr., was captured after leaving the scene of the fight. 

Officers were called to the park and found the injured victim, who died a short time later. 

La Crosse Police Chief Shawn Kudron was on WIZM to talk about that incident, as well as the President Joe Biden visit.

Houska Park has become a tent city recently, where many homeless people are staying. 

Anonymous tips about the fatal incident may be called to La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 784-TIPS, or sent online at www.p3tips.com/459.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.