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Man critically injured after escalator fall at Shreveport Casino

9 December 2008

SHREVEPORT, Louisiana -- As reported by KSLA: "KSLA News 12 has been getting conflicting reports about a 21 year old man who police say fell about 50 feet from an escalator inside Shreveport's El Dorado casino.

"Officers at the scene around 11:30 p. m. Monday said the man, later identified as Justin Ward, had died from his injuries.

"However, as of 8:40 a. m. Tuesday, a spokesperson at LSU Hospital said Ward was listed in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

"Police say it appears Ward had been drinking before he plunged from the escalator on the casino's third floor to the ground floor area..."

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