An East Alton man has died of his injuries after being involved in a fight outside a bar two months ago. 49 year old Randy Baze died Tuesday at BJC Hospice in Alton, according to information from the Madison County Coroner's Office. Baze was injured during an altercation on the parking lot of the Airliner Bar and Grill in Rosewood Heights in the early morning hours of May 16.
Authorities say Baze and another man got into a verbal confrontation at first which then turned physical. At some point, Baze fell to the ground striking his head. He was found bleeding from the back of the head when paramedics arrived on the scene and has been in the intensive care unit for most of the time since the incident. The Madison County Sheriff's Office says it had already completed its investigation and will present evidence to a grand jury for possible charges in the case. Funeral arrangements are being handled through Marks Mortuary.