A university soccer participant died final week after he jumped from the 16th flooring of his dorm room.
21-year-old Marquis Brown—a junior operating again at Duquesne College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—was reportedly being questioned by campus police in Brottier Corridor in response to an altercation on the 16th flooring Thursday (Oct. four) when he jumped out of the window. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in essential situation pronounced lifeless.
“It’s with nice unhappiness that I report that we had a tragedy on campus final night time,” Duquesne College President Ken Gormley stated in a message despatched to college students and employees on Friday.
— Shelley Bortz WPXI (@WPXIShelley) October 5, 2018
Brown’s dying got here simply days earlier than the College’s homecoming recreation. Head coach Jerry Schmitt stated the workforce determined the easiest way to honor Brown’s reminiscence was to play Saturday’s recreation as scheduled.
A pal of Brown’s and fellow scholar, Eric Williams Jr., stated he noticed him simply minutes earlier than he jumped to his dying. “He was at my house down right here,” Williams told KDKA-TV. “I simply noticed him 30 or 40 minutes earlier than, so it’s simply surprising.”
Brown’s former soccer coach at DeMartha Excessive Faculty in Washington, D.C. shared his condolences on Twitter. “The DeMatha household is mourning the lack of Marquis ‘Jaylen’ Brown ’16,” wrote Coach Elijah Brooks. “Prayers are requested for his household throughout this troublesome time. We love you JB!”
The DeMatha household is mourning the lack of Marquis “Jaylen” Brown ’16. Prayers are requested for his household throughout this troublesome time. We love you JB! ? #OneDeMathaForever pic.twitter.com/SJNV3KXiSg
— Elijah Brooks (@DMCoachBrooks) October 5, 2018
A personal memorial was held for the student-athlete on the faculty on Sunday (Oct. 7).
Police haven’t stated something about why they have been questioning Brown and what might have led to his determination to leap, however no foul play is suspected.