Man dies after working on roof in Arlington

Author: Chris Robbins, Evening newscast producer, crobbins@wjxt.com
Published On: Dec 07 2013 11:04:43 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 08 2013 02:08:33 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Jacksonville police are trying to determine if a man working on a roof fell from it or suffered a medical emergency before he died at a local hospital.

It happened Saturday afternoon at the home on N Silent Brook Trail.

Police said Richard Ahlers, 56, was working on a roof when the homeowner arrived to find Ahlers lying on the sidewalk directly under the roof line.

Jacksonville Fire-Rescue responded and took Ahlers to the hospital, where he later died.

Police said they are trying to determine if Ahlers fell from the roof because of some sort of accident or if he suffered a medical emergency.