Police rule mother-son falling deaths at Petco Park suicide-homicide; family claims wrongful death

Jan 19, 2022

Police in San Diego have ruled the falling death of a mother and her 2-year-old son at Petco Park in September a homicide-suicide.

Raquel Wilkins, 40, and her son Denzel Browning-Wilkins fell six stories to their deaths from a Petco Park concourse prior to a Sept. 25 game between the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves.

Dan Gilleon, an attorney representing Wilkins' parents and sisters, disputes the police conclusion and accuses San Diego of shirking liability in the deaths at ballpark, which is majority owned by the city (70%) alongside the Padres (30%).

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