Man dies after fall from Royal Oak parking structure

By: Sarah Wojcik | Royal Oak Review | Published February 25, 2019

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ROYAL OAK — At approximately 11:33 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, Royal Oak police received a 911 call about a man who fell from the parking structure located at 212 S. Center St. in the city’s downtown.

Officers who responded to the scene discovered a gravely injured 23-year-old man. Just after arriving, officers learned that Ferndale police were seeking help to locate a suicidal subject matching the man’s description, according to the police report.

According to police, the preliminary investigation determined that the man jumped from the top floor of the parking structure after becoming despondent over a relationship.

Paramedics rushed the man to Beaumont Hospital, but he died from his injuries.

Lt. Keith Spencer, of the Royal Oak Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, said in a Feb. 25 phone interview that police were not releasing the man’s hometown at the time.

To report information regarding the incident, contact Spencer at (248) 246-3456.

Call Staff Writer Sarah Wojcik at (586) 218-5006.

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