Man Dies After Altercation with Roommate at Eagan Apartment

Updated: 01/02/2013 1:35 PM By: Leslie Dyste

A 36-year-old man died Tuesday after an altercation at an Eagan apartment.

According to the Eagan Police Department, officers were dispatched to an apartment building on the 4500 block of Slater Road.

The caller, 28-year-old Samuel Walter Peterson, told the dispatcher he had been fighting with the man, who was unresponsive at the time of the call.

The victim, Peterson's roommate, died at the scene.

Peterson, and two others were questioned by police.

Peterson was taken into custody and is being held at the Dakota County Jail.

At this point, the victim's name has not been released.

Police are investigating this case as a homicide, and believe alcohol was a factor.