Waco VA patient dies after fall during fight

July 27, 2011 10:13:43 AM PDT
Police say an elderly patient at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Central Texas has died after a fight with another patient. Waco police on Wednesday identified the victim as 83-year-old Gerald Lawson.

Police say Lawson fell during a physical altercation with another patient at the Waco VA Medical Center. Justice of the Peace Billy Martin described the incident as a shoving match.

Lawson was transported to another hospital, where he died Tuesday. An autopsy has been ordered.

Police did not release the name of the other patient. No further details have been released.

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