LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police said a man threw an infant to her death early Saturday morning.
According to police, they were called about 3:45 a.m. at 10115 Jeffreys Street, near St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue, for a domestic disturbance.
The caller said a man, identified by police as 32-year-old Clarence Martin Jr., had thrown a baby from a balcony. When police arrived, they said Martin was seen fleeing the area and were unable to stop him. The mother of the infant was found attempting CPR.
Police said the infant, later identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 1-month-old London Della Martin, was taken to St. Rose Sienna Hospital where she was pronounced dead. An initial report said the infant was two months old. She died of blunt-force trauma and the incident was ruled a homicide, according to the coroner.
Martin was later arrested at McCarran International Airport after being involved in a crash, police said.
Prior to the infant's death, police said Martin and his girlfriend were fighting. During the fight, he allegedly threw the infant off their second-story balcony. The woman ran outside to the baby and called police. At the same time, Martin allegedly started a fire inside the apartment, killing their family dog.
The Clark County Fire Department responded to the fire. A spokesman for the department said on arrival, flames were coming from the second story apartment. The fire was "knocked down" just after 4 a.m. CCFD said building managers were working to relocate those who were displaced.
"There was water damage to the apartment below the fire and those residents will be temporarily displaced. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation and a cost of the fire has not yet been determined," CCFD said early Saturday.
Martin was hospitalized and booked in absentia for open murder, animal cruelty and arson, police said.
Anyone with additional information is asked to call police.