A “distraught” 25-year-old man jumped twelve stories from an apartment building to his death in Yonkers, New York Monday night and tragically landed on an unsuspecting 61-year-old innocent bystander killing him as well.
“The incident appears to be a tragic situation and the investigation is ongoing,” Yonkers police declared in a statement.
Both men died on impact at the scene on the roof of a concrete parking garage after the young man jumped shortly before 6 p.m. The tragedy occurred at the Cromwell Towers on Locust Hill Avenue and the two men did not reportedly know one another.
The investigation remained active on Monday night. Detectives interviewed witnesses and both mens’ family members. Officers also reviewed surveillance footage, but they do not suspect foul play.
(Video Credit: PIX11 News)
Police offered their condolences to the grieving families of both men according to PIX11 News.
— Yonkers Police HQ (@YonkersPD) September 20, 2021
The men have not been publicly identified yet and there is no word on why the man jumped to his death.
Sad condolences poured in on social media.
One commenter stated, “What a tragic way to end a life. May their souls rest in peace.”
What a tragic way to end a life. May their souls rest in peace.
— Kamara (@Machrine) September 21, 2021
Another just couldn’t fathom how it happened, “Ok this is insane.”
Ok this is insane
— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) September 21, 2021
One person blamed it all on fate, “What are the odds…that thing called FATE…there’s no getting around it!”
“The universe is really trying to make me agoraphobic. Stop testing me 😫 Rest In Peace to both of these men,” another user remarked.
The universe is really trying to make me agoraphobic. Stop testing me 😫 Rest In Peace to both of these men.
— Nichole Garrison (@nicholelgarris2) September 21, 2021
“When you are walking you are taught to look both ways, but now you have to start looking up, too!” one woman sadly quipped.
When you are walking you are taught to look both ways, but now you have to start looking up, too!🤔
— Judy Carlyle (@judy_carlyle) September 21, 2021
“Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time for the non jumper,” another noted.
Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time for the non jumper.
— GeeTee (@GeeTee53340850) September 21, 2021
Others followed suit commenting on the freak incident:
How bad does God hate you?
— Jerry Stewart (@IOWA_STU) September 21, 2021
— 🎃🦇💀𝐕𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 💀🦇🎃 (@Vickiinmyhead) September 21, 2021
Wow.. how awful.
— Tian El📎WeResistedWeWon (@Tian_El) September 21, 2021
Just awful. Truly an innocent bystander.
— 𝗅𝖾𝖾𝗂𝖺 (@hey_leia) September 21, 2021
Horrible. My goodness this world
— Lynn Price (@ronnielynnprice) September 21, 2021
What a way to go 💥
— Conrad De Santiago (@con_rad_est_) September 21, 2021
What are the odds of that happening? Really bad luck for the guy made into pavement sandwich from the R. Kelly fan above.
— Kevin Moore (@Edmond_Dantes_2) September 21, 2021
That’s F’d up
— itchyQ84 (@ItchyQ84) September 21, 2021
Unlucky coincidence. RIP both. P.S. We need to address suicide and mental health more
— Kirill Krasovsky (@KirillKrasovsky) September 21, 2021
That’s some bad bad luck for that poor guy at the bottom who had every intention to work, keep his life.
— gregory (@gregory03693142) September 21, 2021
That is some bullshit for the guy on the ground
— sniffy pimpkins but in lowercase (@SniffyPimpkins) September 21, 2021
Jumpers are so damned selfish.
— Diana Lynn W. (@La_Diana) September 21, 2021
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