Falling Death at L.A.'s The Grove Ruled a Suicide
No foul play suspected in fatal plunge of 29-year-old Los Angeles man.
A man who fell to his death from the seventh floor of a parking structure at L.A.'s popular outdoor mall The Grove on Sunday night has been identified, and the accident ruled a suicide.
The L.A. County Coroner's office has identified the man as Brian Henry, a 29-year-old L.A. resident.
Det. Gus Villanueva of the L.A. Police Department tells The Hollywood Reporter there was no evidence of foul play. The victim leaped from the seventh floor of the mall's parking structure at 7:30 p.m., Villanueva says, landing just yards from crowded restaurant patios.
The victim's body was covered by Grove staff with a white sheet where he fell, near the valet station. He was announced dead at the scene by paramedics, and his body later removed by the Coroner's office.
A statement released on Sunday by The Grove read: "We are so saddened by the young man's death tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
A shopping and entertainment complex built next to the historical Farmers Market, The Grove features a Las Vegas-worthy dancing fountain and trolley car.
It serves as the outdoor set for Warner Bros.' entertainment news program Extra, where host Mario Lopez delivers the day's Hollywood headlines surrounded by fans.