A man died early Tuesday after a fight inside a Tacoma apartment, police said.
Officers were called about 1 a.m. to a building in the 300 block of South 9th Street to break up a fight.
The victim was found in a hallway outside one of the apartments.
Officers started CPR until paramedics arrived and took the man to the hospital, but he died shortly afterward.
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The homicide victim, believed to be his 40s, has not been identified.
Another man involved in the fatal fight was checked out at a hospital before being booked into the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.
The 40-year-old was “highly agitated” after the fight, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.
Detectives have not released information about what started the fight.
The arrested man has a prior conviction for fourth-degree assault and first-degree criminal trespass related to a 2016 incident on a Pierce Transit bus when he was drunk and refused to get off the bus.
After being forcibly removed, he punched a sheriff’s deputy in the leg because “he felt like being vindictive,” according to charging papers.