12-year-old boy dies after jumping from 15-story apartment building
A 12-year-old boy has died after he jumped from the roof of an Upper East Side building in New York City.
The unidentified boy landed on a parked car, shattering the front window of the vehicle when he jumped from the roof of the 15-story apartment building at 1045 Park Avenue on Tuesday, April 6.
EMS was called to the scene and transported the boy to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the police. A medical examiner will determine cause of death.
The NYPD said they responded to the scene following a 911 call around 3:45pm, without revealing more details as the investigation is ongoing.
The apparent suicide comes after mental health professionals expressed worry over the effects of a year’s worth of lockdown and no school on younger people.
The death of the 12-year-old is similar to another death in Manhattan that took place on October 19.
Matthew Pierre, 13, was found shirtless on the ground around 6am after plunging 20 stories off a terrace to his death outside an apartment building West 43rd Street near Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.
Police are investigating Pierre’s death as a suicide because of a cryptic post they found on the teen’s computer to the New York Post.