Authorities say a northwestern Pennsylvania woman critically injured in a home invasion following a kidnapping in Ohio last week has died.
Police and the Erie County coroner said 58-year-old Kum Miller died just before noon Saturday. An autopsy is scheduled Monday.
Twenty-five-year-old Kyle Johnson of Warrensville Heights was charged earlier with attempted homicide and aggravated assault. He is being held on $500,000 bail.
Police allege that Johnson kidnapped 23-year-old Brandi Shakir, a former girlfriend, on Monday in Oakwood Village and had her in his car trunk when he broke into the Erie home.
After Shakir went missing, officers received a 911 call from a neighbor who said the house she was in was on fire. When the fire was put out, Shakir was nowhere to be found.
Then, in an odd twist, Johnson allegedly broke into a random home in Erie, Pennsylvania. Afterward, police said he beat up Miller, who lived there, and hid Shakir in her basement.
When Miller's husband came home around 10:42 a.m. on April 19, he found Johnson and his bloodied wife, police said. The two got into a fight. After the husband called for help, but before police arrived, a bystander shot Johnson twice in the back and leg, according to authorities.
After sustaining blunt force trauma to her head, the Erie homeowner was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Police said Johnson's charges will be amended Saturday; and he will be arraigned in the afternoon on the new charges stemming from the Erie woman's death.
The time of the arraignment is unknown at this time.
Shakir returned home from an Erie hospital on April 20 to recover with her family.