West Bloomfield Township senior dies following injuries from fall


Kevin Karim Maher Ajluni.

West Bloomfield Township senior Kevin Karim Maher Ajluni died May 3 following injuries from a fall.

At 12:43 a.m. April 29, the Mount Pleasant Police Department and medical authorities responded to a call at the 500 block of S. Main St.

Jeff Browne, public information officer for MPPD said the man who called said he found Ajluni in the basement, unconscious and looked as if Ajluni was having difficulty breathing. 

Browne said he believes Ajluni fell down the stairs leading into the basement at the home. He said no one had witnessed the fall. 

Alcohol is said to be a factor, Browne said. He noted MPPD does not know the level of intoxication of Ajluni at the time of the fall and they are still waiting on the medical examiner's report. 

When authorities arrived on the scene, people at the home said they had gone out about for about an hour and a half to two hours prior to finding Ajluni. They said they thought Ajluni had stayed back at the house and hadn’t seen him, Browne said.  

Browne said police are unsure exactly when the fall occurred. 

The man who called 911, who also lived at the location of the incident, said he heard what he thought was snoring. When he went downstairs to check what it was, he found Ajluni. Browne said the man called authorities immediately.

Ajluni was a member of the Phi Sigma Phi chapter at Central Michigan University. He was 21 years old and planning to graduate. He was preparing to participate in Spring 2018 commencement ceremonies. 

“CMU has received confirmation of the tragic death of student Kevin Karim Maher Ajluni,” Heather Smith, director of communications at University Communications said in an email. “CMU is a family and anytime we lose a member of our family, it hits at every level and affects us all. We are deeply saddened by this loss and offer our sincerest condolences to this student’s family and friends.”

Smith said there are several resources on campus for anyone who needs counseling during this time. 

The CMU Counseling Center is located at Foust Hall 102. Anyone who is seeking a counselor can call 989-774-3381 or email counsel@cmich.edu.


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