According to information from the Cabot Police Department, investigators are gathering information in a homicide that occurred in the early-morning hours on Monday.

Officers were dispatched to 12 Carol Cove at about 1:45 a.m. on a report of a fight at the residence. Statements to the officers were that a male had knocked on the door and, when the door was opened, “a physical altercation ensued.”

The resident defended himself with a baseball bat until the attack by the other male stopped.

Metropolitan Emergency Medical Service (MEMS) was called to the residence and both males were transported to a local hospital; the resident was treated for his injuries, the other male was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police identified the dead person as Steven Michael McCraw, 24, of Cabot; the injured person is identified as Carl Roy Hambrick, also of Cabot, the resident at the location of the incident.

The individuals were noted as acquaintances; no one else was at the residence at the time of the incident.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Keith E. Graham said further details are pending investigation. “We will release more details as they develop,” Graham said in the press release.

“We are currently waiting for the medical examiner’s report. Once we receive the report, we will forward the case file to the prosecutor’s office for review to decide if any charges will be filed,” Graham said in a press release.