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Drinking game argument ends in death of N.J. firefighter, authorities say

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(CBS/KYW/AP) CHERRY HILL, N.J. - A drinking game ended in tragedy early Monday morning after an argument over beer pong led to the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey firefighter, prosecutors say.

The Camden County prosecutor's office says William Walker Jr., 21, and Naqeebulla Habibi, 19, were guests at a Sunday night house party in Cherry Hill, reports CBS station KYW.

According to KYW, the two men reportedly got into an argument over the game but reconciled. Then, as they were leaving at about 2 a.m., they began fighting again. Authorities say Habibi pulled out a knife and stabbed Walker, who died a short time later at Cooper University Hospital.

Habibi was charged with murder and is being held in Camden County Jail on $750,000 bail.

Walker was a graduate of Camden Catholic High School and a volunteer fireman in Cherry Hill.

  • Casey Glynn

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