ACT Policing is investigating the overnight death of a 42-year-old Canberra man, who was admitted to hospital three days ago after an incident near his residence in Ainslie.
On Saturday afternoon (January 12) police were patrolling in Ainslie when they had cause to take the deceased into protective custody as a result of his intoxication. He was released a short time later into the care of a responsible person.
Later that day, the deceased was involved in an altercation with a neighbour in which he was allegedly punched in the face and fell to the ground.
He was conveyed by ambulance to The Canberra Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning (January 13) and admitted for observation.
The man’s condition deteriorated significantly late yesterday (Tuesday, January 15) and he was pronounced deceased in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, January 16).
AFP crime scene investigators will conduct a forensic examination of the deceased’s residence in Ainslie and police are seeking witnesses.
Anyone who has information which can assist the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.