A Baltimore child who fell from a balcony has died and the manner of death has been ruled an accident, according to the Baltimore Police Department.

Ziaullah Salarzai died May 26, just shy of his first birthday, days after falling from a third-story balcony, police said.

Police received a call to a home on Goodnow Road in the Frankford neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore on May 23. Officers found Salarzai with life-threatening injuries, prompting an investigation into the incident.

Though homicide detectives were investigating the case, the medical examiner has since ruled Salarzai’s death accidental, according to Baltimore Police spokesperson Niki Fennoy.


Brenna Smith is an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Banner.

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