CARROLL GARDENS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A 53-year-old man who was walking two dogs died after he apparently fell down a staircase in Brooklyn.
The man, identified as Christian "CJ" Dallett, of Massachusetts, was in town for the weekend, and helping his girlfriend who is a professional dog walker.
He had just picked up the dogs, a pit bull and a mixed breed, Thursday night from a client's Carroll Street apartment, when he somehow fell down the stairs.
It's not clear if he slipped or the dogs pulled him down the stairs.
The owner called the girlfriend to let her know Dallett had fallen. She was in the area walking another dog.
The medical examiner said Dallett died of blunt trauma to his head. The manner of death was ruled an accident.
Man walking 2 dogs dies after falling down stairs, hitting head in Brooklyn