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Police: Woman dies after being pushed down a flight of stairs; cousin arrested & charged

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Posted at 9:00 AM, Feb 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-09 08:16:08-05

BALTIMORE — A woman's death was ruled a homicide after she dies following an assault.

On February 1, at a little after 2:40 p.m., officers were called to a home in the 700 block of North Curley Street for a report of an assault.

Once there, officers were told that a 33-year-old woman had been pushed down a flight of stairs following an argument with a suspect. The victim was taken to an area hospital with trauma to the head.

However, on February 3, the woman, Shanlette Lewis, died from her injuries. Some time later, Lewis' body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office where her death was ruled a homicide.

Early Wednesday morning, Baltimore Police confirmed that they arrested Lewis' cousin, 31-year-old Demetrick Lewis, of Baltimore, for her murder. According to a PIO, detectives transported Demetrick Lewis to Central Booking Intake Facility on Tuesday, where he was charged with 1st degree Murder.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.