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Coroner identifies victim in brutal homicide at St. Denis apartment

Louisville police said 30-year-old Jalen Forrest has been charged in the brutal assault. His bond is currently set at $500,000.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) have made an arrest in a fatal assault in the St. Denis neighborhood.

Authorities said someone called after hearing cries for help in the 4500 block of Broadleaf Drive around 3:40 p.m. on Monday. That's near Cane Run Road. 

When officers arrived, they found a man laying on the ground inside an apartment.

The Jefferson County Coroner later identified the man as 59-year-old Victor Anderson, Sr.

LMPD originally said Anderson was pronounced dead by EMS from an apparent gunshot wound. On Tuesday, the department said an autopsy report concluded he died from an assault and strangulation. 

Police said 30-year-old Jalen Forrest was arrested after the incident. He has been charged with murder (domestic violence).

Forrest pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $500,000. 

According to Forrest's arrest citation, a 911 call taker told detectives she was on the phone with Anderson as the assault took place. She said Anderson kept telling Forrest to "get off," adding his cries became quieter before the call dropped. 

An investigation into the homicide remains ongoing at this time, LMPD said.

Forrest's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. 

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