Man arrested, homicide charges pending
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.