A 27-year-old woman is dead after being shot early Tuesday morning not far from downtown Canton.

According to police, the shooting occurred inside an apartment on the 700 block of High Ave. SW around 1:10 a.m. The victim was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with her roommate before being shot in the head during a struggle.

The victim, identified as Erica Delong, was taken to Aultman Hospital. Authorities say she died from her injures just after 12:30 p.m.

The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Marquis Boller, was arrested at the scene for both felonious assault and an outstanding domestic violence charge. The Stark County Prosecutor's Office is now working to amend charges following Delong's death.

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to immediately call the Canton Police Department's detective bureau at (330) 489-3144.