Police: Fight between father, son over dog leads to death invest - FOX Carolina 21

Police: Fight between father, son over dog leads to death investigation

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BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The Black Mountain Police Department is investigating a man's death after he was found unresponsive in the street.

On May 19, officers were called to a disturbance on Fairway Drive. When they arrived on scene, they found Billy Ricketts Jr. unconscious and began administering CPR.

Ricketts was transported to Mission Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His cause of death has not yet been released, however the state medical examiner has conducted an autopsy.

Investigators said Ricketts was involved in a physical altercation with his son over possession of a dog. The incident began in the yard of a home on Fairway Drive and spilled over into the roadway.

When police arrived on scene, they said Ricketts' son was performing CPR on him.

The incident remains under investigation and officers have consulted with the Buncombe County District Attorney's Office.

Stay with FOX Carolina for updates on this developing story.

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