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Stevens County Man Accused Of Murdering His Brother Taken Into Custody

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On June 24 at around 7:15 pm, Deputies from the Stevens County Sheriff's Office arrested Eric Harris on a warrant for the murder of his youngest brother, Larch Harris. Eric Harris was found hiding in a mobile home, which was less than a mile from his residence where the shooting took place on Sunday June 23rd. Harris was taken into custody without incident, and transported to the Stevens County Jail. There, he was booked on the charges of 1st degree murder and unlawful possession of a firearm. His first court appearance should be sometime on Tuesday June 25th.

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COLVILLE, Wash – The Stevens County Sheriff's Office has filed an arrest warrant for first-degree murder against Eric Harris, 48, in the Sunday morning shooting death of his own brother Larch Harris, 43, at a rural home just south of Colville.

The shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday, at a home in the 400 block of Haller Creek Road.  Newly-released court records obtained by KHQ show someone called 911 from the home, saying a man had just been shot in the chest with a shotgun. 

It wasn't long before the investigation and witness statements lead to Eric Harris being identified as the suspect, but he took off before deputies could arrive in a gray colored 4-door sedan. 

Court records show Larch Harris and his son went to Eric Harris' home to get a family tractor to cut hay Sunday morning.  But when they arrived, Larch and Eric began arguing over a horse saddle.  Their father had recently died, and the brothers were apparently arguing over property and estate matters. 

Court records go on to show that Eric grabbed a black sawed-off shotgun, and aimed it at his brother.  Larch said something to the effect of, "Are you really going to shoot your brother?"  Then, Eric did, firing one shot into his chest. 

Larch's own son yelled for someone to call 911, and began loading his father into a car to take him to the hospital.  That's when court records show Eric said something to the effect of, "So you think you're tough now." 

Larch Harris was pronounced dead at the hospital a few minutes later. 

Stevens County Sheriff Kendle Allen tells KHQ's Kelsey Watts, "We've been to that house repeatedly," and that Eric Harris does have a criminal history.  Court records show he's been convicted of 10 crimes in Washington State, ranging from assault to domestic violence to harassment. 

Sheriff Allen also confirmed the shotgun used has not been recovered, and Eric Harris may still be armed.  He has several friends and acquaintances in the area, and there's no specific area investigators believe he may be. 

While several tips have been called in, there have not been any confirmed sightings of Eric Harris.  He's described as 5'5", 170 pounds, with brown hair, hazel eyes and tattoos.  If you see him, call 911.

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