The Atlanta Braves will hold a moment of silence before tonight’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies for the man who fell from the upper level of Turner Field on Monday night. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. Ronald Homer, 30, of Conyers died after falling from the fourth level into the players parking lot area, according to the report released by the Atlanta Police Department. There had been a two-hour rain delay and Homer fell just as the game resumed around 9 p.m.
Witnesses told police that responded to the scene that no one was around Homer when he fell, and foul play is not suspected. There was no video surveillance of the incident. Police officials said the medical examiner was running tests to see if alcohol or drugs were involved.
The Atlanta Braves released the following statement this afternoon:
The Atlanta Braves extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Mr. Homer’s family and friends. We are saddened by this tragic incident and will continue our investigation along with the Atlanta Police Department. We will have no further comment until the investigation is complete. The Atlanta Braves will observe a moment of silence for Mr. Homer before tonight’s game.