A New York teenager dragged a 9-year-old and threw him from a five-story Bronx apartment building, cops said Saturday.
Witnesses said Freddy Martin cried, “Mommy! Mommy!” as he lay on the sidewalk.
“Emergency workers initially suspected the critically injured boy took a spill from the fire escape outside his third-floor apartment around 8:30 p.m. Friday.”
However, they discovered what really happened when the boy told a cop Casmine Aska, 17, shoved him off the roof, said the New York Daily News.
“Once the child arrived at the hospital, doctors placed him on life-support. He remained in grave condition with severe body trauma on Saturday.”
Martin’s grandmother was unaware that the boy had left her apartment. “She told neighbors the boy was lying down and disappeared after he got up to get a drink.”
Aska tried to hide at a neighbor’s apartment, but police caught him. After being taken to the 46th Precinct stationhouse in University Heights, Aska told different versions of the incident. Finally, he told police the child accidentally fell off the roof.
“Aska, who said the pair had been talking about a video game, acknowledged going to the building’s roof and walking to the edge. He told cops Freddy walked toward him.” The teen said the boy attempted to take hold of him but fell in the process.
Aska has been charged with attempted murder on Saturday.
“It’s not the first time Aska has been in trouble with the law. He has four prior arrests that include collars for robbery, assault, harassment and menacing, law enforcement sources said.”