Star Athlete Dies After Falling 16 Floors From Building; Requesting Prayers

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October 08, 2018

It comes with great sadness to inform our readers of a beloved athlete's tragic death. Many people are left in utter shock after discovering the news.

At this time, we are asking our readers to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers as the family goes through this difficult time.

Marquis Brown, a Duquesne University running back, died Thursday night after he had jumped out of a 16th-floor window, according to "Yahoo."

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Police say that Brown "jumped out of a 16th-floor window of Brottier Hall after campus police arrived in response to a reported disturbance," according to Duquesne president Ken Gormley.

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The Pittsburgh Police Department said that the university police had responded to an altercation. When they arrived, the police began questioning Brown about the dispute. During the questioning, Brown went to the window and jumped.

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Brown was listed in critical condition when emergency responders arrived. He was rushed to a nearby hospital at about 10:30 p.m. Soon after the arrival at Mercy Hospital, he was pronounced dead.

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“I just had saw him before I left to go to Brottier,” fellow Duquesne student Eric Williams Jr. told the Associated Press, according to "Yahoo." “He was at my apartment. I just saw him 30 or 40 minutes before. So it is just shocking. … It’s crazy.”

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The investigation is still ongoing. Will you join us in praying for the family and friends involved?