ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg Police are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead in the roadway. 

Shortly before midnight on Sunday, police were called out to the 2000 block of 17th Avenue South where the 59-year-old man was found. 

Police determined the victim and a woman he was socializing with in a nearby empty lot got into a physical altercation. During the fight, the man suffered an injury and died. 

Police took the woman, Nancy Walker, 54, into custody for a separate charge of battery on a law enforcement officer, but have not charged her in the man's death.

The homicide investigation is ongoing and police say any charges are pending.