Police arrest Pasco man after 39-year-old found dead on sidewalk

Pasco police officers investigating a homicide off the 200 block of N. 6th Ave. (Maecy Enger/Feb. 14, 2018)

A 39-year-old Pasco man is dead after police believe he was stabbed during a fight in Pasco.

Sergeant Scott Warren says officers were called out Wednesday morning near N. 6th Ave and Clark after witnesses say they heard a fight around 4 a.m. and noticed a man was lying on the sidewalk. When they arrived, officers found the man dead and believe he was stabbed after that fight during a gathering.

Sergeant Warren says following an investigation, a suspect was found at the Rodeway Inn on N. Oregon Avenue around 2 p.m. Officers say Hector Orozco Jr. was located and arrested without incident. He has now been booked into Franklin County Jail on an investigative hold for Murder Second Degree.

While the investigation continues, detectives say they are not looking for any additional suspects. Officers say the victim’s identity will be released by the Franklin County Coroner’s Office once all his family has been notified.