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One Man Dead, Another Arrested After Fight Over Drugs Escalates

Kenneth Collins, 23, was charged with murder Saturday morning in the overnight shooting death of a man in South Oak Cliff. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A fist fight turned deadly when a 23-year-old man pulled out a gun and shot another man in South Oak Cliff late Friday night.

Kenneth Collins from Dallas was charged with murder Saturday morning. He was was engaged in some kind of a transaction" with the shooting victim at an apartment complex on Leigh Ann Drive, according to police when the shooting happened.

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Collins got into a fist fight with 27-year-old Tommie Lee Stevenson, which a police report indicates was over drugs. Collins pulled a gun and shot and Stevenson, according to the police report.

Stevenson was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses gave police a description, which matched Collins. Officers located him in the 500 block of Kirnwood Drive and took him into custody.

He was booked into Lew Sterrett Justice Center. His bail is set at $250,000.

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