ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One of two Barrow children who were severely assaulted Thursday nightand medevaced to Anchorage died Saturday, as North Slope Borough police arrested a man accused of illegally selling alcohol to a suspect in the death.
Officials say the 3-year-old assault victim was reported dead at the Alaska Native Medical Center at about 3 p.m. Saturday. There was no update on the condition of a 1-year-old child who was also medevaced after the assault.
North Slope Borough police officers responded Thursday to a report that the 3-year-old wasn’t breathing, at an apartment on the 200 block of Momeganna Street. Responding officers found the 3-year-old without breath or a pulse, and the 1-year-old in need of emergency medical attention.
Richard Tilden Jr., 28, was initially taken into custody at the apartment on two counts of second-degree domestic-violence assault, but police expect the district attorney’s office to file updated charges in the case.