Man ar­rested, homi­cide charges pend­ing

Lethbridge Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

Lethbridge Po­lice have ar­rested a 52-yearold man and homi­cide charges are pend­ing af­ter an of­fi­cer hap­pened upon a vi­o­lent as­sault in progress on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

On Satur­day at ap­prox­i­mately 3:30 p.m. an of­fi­cer on pa­trol ob­served and in­ter­vened in an as­sault in progress along the 400 block of 6 Av­enue South. EMS were im­me­di­ately called and the male sus­pect was ar­rested.

A 48-year-old woman was trans­ported to hospi­tal with life-threat­en­ing in­juries and died a short time later.

In­ves­ti­ga­tion by po­lice has de­ter­mined the vic­tim and ac­cused are known to one an­other and was not a ran­dom in­ci­dent.

The name of the vic­tim is be­ing with­held at this time pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of her next of kin and other in­ves­tiga­tive con­sid­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing com­ple­tion of an au­topsy. The name of the ac­cused can­not be re­leased un­til charges have been sworn.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing and po­lice are ask­ing any­one who may have been in the area and heard or ob­served the as­sault to come for­ward. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stop­pers 1-800-222-8477.

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