In a Facebook Live video, Jamel Chandler, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., said that he hadn’t been home for a month and that cops were knocking at his door to arrest him. In an attempt to evade arrest, Chandler tied together some bedsheets and tried to escape from a window of the 11th-floor apartment where he was staying. But he plummeted to his death.
“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. Tune in, tune in, tune in,” Chandler told his Facebook Live audience.
According to the New York City Police Department, Chandler was a suspect in the robbery of a livery driver.
“I’m about to go to jail ... and I ain’t been home a whole month,” he said. “I’m about to jump out the window. I’m on the 11th floor. I’m about to jump, bro, jump. If you want to jump, let me know. They right there, bro.”
According to the New York Daily News, Chandler had recently been released from prison after serving a four-year sentence. His mother, Joyce Ford, referred to her son as a “happy-go-lucky person.”
Police eventually arrested Chandler’s alleged accomplice in the robbery, who lived in the same building. Ford is requesting a full investigation into her son’s death to make sure that foul play by the officers wasn’t involved.
Read more at the New York Daily News.