Sadly, a boy thrown from a five-story roof in the Bronx is fighting for his life. Friday, police arrested and charged a 17-year-old teen, who lives in the same building, for attempted murder of the New York child. However, stories about how the boy fell off the rooftop are mixed.
New York Daily News said in a Feb. 3 report that NY police authorities are trying to learn more about why a 9-year-old boy fell off a roof and if his neighbor is really responsible.
The grandmother of the boy thrown from the roof said she was babysitting him and he disappeared shortly after getting up and going into the kitchen for a drink.
Investigators and police said screams were heard in the stairwell, but residents thought the noises were coming from kids at play.
However, moments later, neighbors reported hearing screams from a boy, who was calling for his mother. A crowd soon gathered around the crumpled body of a small boy, known to live in the building.
Authorities soon arrived and before the child lost consciousness, he claimed to have been thrown from the roof of his apartment building. Additionally, he named a suspect responsible for pushing him.
A short time later, police arrested the suspect after observing him walking out of a home with his mother.
After taking him to a local precinct, police report that while the suspect admitted to being on the roof with the boy, he denies pushing him and says it was accidental.
Apparently, he said that while they were on the roof, the victim moved towards him, lost his balance and fell.
Although the 17-year-old has a history of arrests to include robbery, harassment, menacing and assault, residents say he's a "good kid" and is not capable of harming young children.
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