On Tuesday a Brooklyn man evaded police while on Facebook Live and would in turn jump from a 11 story building to his death before being captured.
The man was 21-year-old Jamel Chandler, who police attempted to arrest in the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene after being suspected of a robbery. According to NY Daily News Chandler tried to use leopard print bed sheets to climb out the window though the sheets weren’t strong enough to hold his weight which would cause him to fall to his death.
A witness stated that the sheets gave away when Chandler got to the seventh floor. He was shortly took to Brooklyn Hospital where he would be determined dead around 6 p.m.
Chandler would state in the Facebook Live video, “Cops is at my door. They looking for me right now. They about to arrest me. I’m about to get arrested – they’re about to lock me up.” He would continually repeat, “Tune in. Tune in. Tune in.”
“I’m about to go to jail and I ain’t been home a whole month. I’m about to jump out the window. I’m on the 11th floor. I’m about to jump bro jump. If you want me to jump, let me know. They right there bro.”
Chandler is survived by his 4-year old daughter, Janiyah.