(KCEN) -- A military community in Washington state are in shock this morning

A 20-year-old soldier celebrating the end of his service was stabbed to death.

After leaving a party, Tevin Geike was walking along with two other active duty soldiers when someone in a car apparently shouted out a racial slur

One of the soldiers yelled back about the suspects disrespecting combat veterans.

Five black men then got out of the car and surrounded the soldiers, leading to a verbal fight and physical fight.