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UPDATE: Man killed in Houska Park identified, suspect gets $500,000 bond



The person killed Monday night, after a fight in Houska Park has been identified.


That victim is Cameron X. Baker. The 33-year-old was badly injured in the fight, where La Crosse Police were called to the scene at 11:39 p.m. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

A suspect was arrested, after leaving the scene of the fight. David Pearson, Jr., made a brief court appearance Wednesday. The 34-year-old’s bond was set at $500,000.

A criminal complaint has yet to be filed.

Pearson Jr.

Police continue to investigate. If anyone has information, contact police at 608-782-7575.

To remain anonymous, contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS or submit online here.

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.

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