Yonkers Man Evades Police, Takes Fatal Fall

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YONKERS, N.Y. -- A man who was subject of a narcotics investigation took a fatal fall from his third-floor apartment window in an attempt to flee from Yonkers police Friday night, officials said. 

The 45-year-old unidentified male was in his apartment at 141 School St. near South Broadway at 8 p.m., when police entered in order to execute a court-ordered search warrant. According to officials, he fled out the bedroom window and sustained a fatal head injury.

Officers found the male on the ground floor with a head injury and they immediately requested medical assistance. The man was transported to St. Joseph's Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.  

Narcotics, a scale, packaging material and U.S. currency were recovered from inside the apartment. According to officials, the deceased also had an active arrest warrant out of New York City for felony narcotics.

Officials said investigators will not be releasing a name at this time, as they are still trying to notify the deceased's next of kin.

The Yonkers Police Department Internal Affairs Division and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office are investigating this incident, as is standard procedure in these cases.  Anyone with information can contact the Detective Division at 914-377-7724.

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Inn my opinion police should be more tactful to handle drug addicts, other wise incidents like this happen. If police acted wisely they could have save the victim's life.

"save the victim's life"? Elsewhere, you post "prosecute the drug addicts on local and federal level to the maximum extent!!". Which one is it sir? Save the victim's life or let them rot in jail?

In my opinion, the junkie jumped out the window on his own, nobody made him do it. His being dead has saved the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If one of your family members (maybe even one of your kids) is afflicted by addiction I wonder if you will have the same sentiments towards them if they die from it!