Police: Man jumps to his death on School Street in Yonkers to avoid arrest

Police say the man fell from one of the top floors of a three-story building at 141 School St. at around 8 p.m. The victim was found in the back of the property. (3/23/14)

YONKERS - A man who was being pursued by police leapt to his death in Yonkers Friday night, officials say.

Narcotics officers armed with a search warrant say they went to the suspect's apartment at 141 School St. Friday night at around 8 p.m. The suspect allegedly had a long rap sheet and was wanted by police for drug possession. Police say he also had an active arrest warrant in New York City for felony narcotics.

When they entered the apartment, police say the 45-year-old suspect tried to get away by jumping out of his bedroom window. The suspect fell at least three stories before he landed on the entryway to the building's basement unit and suffered an apparent head injury. He was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Inside the suspect's apartment, police say they found an undisclosed amount of narcotics and cash, along with a scale and packaging material.

The suspect is not being identified by police because they say they have not yet notified his next of kin.

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