Waveland police identify man killed in accidental fall

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Waveland Police Chief David Allen identified the man who died from a fall in his home as 45-year-old Shawn Lapniewski. Allen said emergency crews responded to the medical call on Jeff Davis Avenue shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Authorities said Lapniewski was found unresponsive and was transported to Hancock Medical Center where he died a short time later.

Allen said the incident was initially handled as a possible homicide, but an autopsy performed by Coroner Jim Faulk determined that Lapniewski died from the fall.

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