Locked-out Denver man falls to death from balcony

By the Associated Press | September 19, 2011 | 7:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a Denver man who fell to his death from an apartment building was intoxicated and was trying to climb into his own apartment after locking himself out.

KMGH-TC in Denver reports (http://goo.gl/NtmDX ) that 24-year-old Jeremy Shipley fell some 40 feet early Sunday. A police report says Shipley was trying to climb to his fourth-floor balcony because he locked himself out of his apartment.

Shipley fell while climbing, landing on the first-floor balcony of another residence.

Witnesses called police, and Shipley was pronounced dead at Denver Health Medical Center. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.