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TCU student facing hazing charge dies, police say

Signage on TCU’s campus is pictured in this archive photo.
Signage on TCU’s campus is pictured in this archive photo. Star-Telegram

A TCU student who was arrested in September in a hazing incident died Thursday evening when he jumped from the fourth floor of a parking garage on the university campus, police say.

Andrew Walker of Westford, Massachusetts, was 19.

He was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Greene Avenue.

Police spokesman Tracy Carter said Friday morning via email that there were no signs of foul play.

A spokeswoman for TCU said she was preparing a statement for release later Friday morning.

In September, Walker and fellow Kappa Sigma fraternity classmate Christopher Barksdale were involved in a hazing incident at the school in which an ambulance was summoned to take a pledge who had drunk too much to the hospital, police said. Barksdale was expelled from the university.

This report includes material from Star-Telegram archives.

Stephen English: 817-390-7330, @sbenglish74

On Tuesday, Texas State announced all fraternity and sorority activities were suspended, following the death of 20-year-old Matthew Ellis. The Phi Kappa Psi pledge died Monday. The university is the most recent school to put a halt on all campus G

Blake Novacek, son of Jay Novacek, alleges that he suffered a traumatic brain injury during pledging activities with the Beta Theta Pi social club in 2015.

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