Police arrived at a three-story apartment building on Neptune Avenue on Friday evening to find a 29-year-old man dead in the ground floor stairwell.
Daily News reports:
The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was discovered in the first-floor hallway of a three-story apartment building with a deli on the ground floor on Neptune Ave. near Brighton 4th St. in Brighton Beach about 6:50 p.m. Friday, police said.
Police have not yet ruled it an accident, and the city’s medical examiner will do an autopsy.
According to the report, the man did not live in the building, but lived nearby. Witnesses said he fell backwards down the stairs, but authorities are still seeking to rule out alternative explanations.