A Texas fraternity brother who was arrested on hazing charges fell to his death on campus in an apparent suicide, according to police.
Andrew Walker, 19, was found dead Thursday night on a walkway of the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, the Dallas News reported.
Authorities believe Walker jumped from the fourth floor of an
apartment complex parking garage and died from blunt force injuries.
Walker’s death comes weeks after he was arrested in connection to a
Sept. 3 hazing incident at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. Walker and
another fraternity brother, Christopher Barker, allegedly plied freshman
pledges with vodka shots and forced them to eat expired guacamole.
The alleged hazing resulted in one of the freshmen landing in the
hospital for alcohol poisoning. Authorities said his blood alcohol level
was determined to be so high that he could’ve died.
School officials said grief services would be available for students in the wake of Walker’s death.
“Texas Christian University is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of
one of our students, Andrew Walker,” the university said in a statement.
“We are a small campus community and a death among our Horned Frog
family wounds us all. We send our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and
condolences to the family in this difficult time.”