UT-Austin Falls To His Death From 4th Floor Of Student Apartments

AUSTIN, TX — A University of Texas at Austin student plunged to his death from a fourth-floor balcony of a student housing complex over the weekend.

The incident occurred Saturday at the six-story Texan Tower, 2505 San Gabriel St., just after 10 p.m., university police confirmed to KXAN. The student was rushed to Dell Seton Medical Center, where he later died. It’s unclear if alcohol was a factor in the death, the news station reported.

Police identified the student as Lawrence Ray Emanuel III. He was as senior in the College of Education.

"The loss of Lawrence is devastating to our entire university," University of Texas Police Department officials said in a statement. "We express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. The university said the school’s counseling services and other programs will be available for students as they mourn."

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