Marquis Brown a sophomore running back of Duquesne University died this past Thursday night. According to school president the sophomore running back died after leaping from a 16th-floor dormitory window on the Pittsburgh campus.
Marquis Brown “jumped out of a 16th-floor window of Brottier Hall after campus police arrived in response to a reported disturbance,” Duquesne University president Ken Gormley wrote in a message that he sent to the university students and staff members that he posted to the schools social media page. Brown was soon pronounced dead after being taken at 10:30 pm.
The Pittsburgh Police Department stated that university police got a call about an altercation on the 16th floor. Marquis Brown jumped out of the window before being questioned.
“I just had saw him before I left to go to Brottier,” fellow Duquesne student Eric Williams Jr. told the Associated Press. “He was at my apartment. I just saw him 30 or 40 minutes before. So it is just shocking. … It’s crazy.”
Marquis Brown came out of DeMatha Catholic High School in Washington, D.C., Earlier this year Brown made his first start at running back against Lock Haven. A memorial service for Brown on Duquesne’s campus is scheduled on Sunday.