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Suspect arrested in fatal assault of woman in West Anchorage apartment, police say

Police arrested a man suspected of assaulting a woman who died from her injuries after a fight in a West Anchorage apartment Thursday.

The woman, who has not been identified, was found early Thursday morning inside an apartment on the 1000 block of West 26th Avenue by other people in the home, Anchorage police spokesman MJ Thim said. She was “unresponsive and not breathing” and had been injured in the upper body, according to police.

Police have arrested 42-year-old Henry Bailey, who faces one count of first-degree assault. Investigators believe Bailey got into a physical fight with the woman inside the apartment, police said.

The alleged assault was a domestic violence incident, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital with injuries described as “life threatening” after officers administered medical aid. She died at the hospital Thursday, according to APD, and police are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

“The District Attorney has the discretion to make any necessary adjustments to the existing charges filed against the suspect,” police said.

The people in the apartment knew one another and the woman, though police are still investigating how they are all acquainted, Thim said.

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