Death of woman who fell in January ruled a homicide, Baltimore police say

The death of a 58-year-old woman who hit her head during an argument with a man in January is now being investigated as a homicide, Baltimore police said Friday.

Police said Kathy Schultz died after an argument with a man on Jan. 12 at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Eaton Street in Brewers Hill. Schultz was pushed to the ground and cracked her skull, and died three months later as a result, police said.

When officers arrived, they said, Schultz was highly intoxicated. Witnesses told police she had had an argument with the man, and taken a swing at him before he pushed Schultz down, causing her to hit her head on the ground.

Schultz did not show any signs of injury but was taken Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center as a precaution.

Police said her condition declined at the hospital. She lost consciousness and needed a ventilator to breathe. Doctors determined that Schultz had a cracked skull as a result of being pushed and hitting her head, police said.

Schultz died in March. An autopsy determined she died as a direct result of the head injury, and ruled her death a homicide.

Police said detectives have identified a suspect and an arrest warrant is pending.

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