Friday, August 12 2022

A 3-year-old boy collapsed to death through a screened window in a high-rise apartment building in Chicago, police said.

The child, identified Wednesday as Chaise Binion, fell from an 18th-floor screened window from Lake View Towers in the Uptown section of the city around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The toddler landed in a parking lot on the third floor of the residential complex in the 4500 block of North Clarendon Avenue. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital, police said.

An inquest into the boy’s death is ongoing. No arrests had been made Wednesday morning.

The boy was identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The twin-tower apartment complex where Chaise died overlooks Lake Shore Drive. A three-story parking lot is located between the towers and Chair apparently fell from the north building, WREG reported.

Residents of the complex said the windows of the units opened inward – and a small child might be able to crawl through the space, but the circumstances of the boy’s death remain unclear, WLS-reported. TV.

The child, identified Wednesday as Chaise Binion, fell from an 18th-floor screened window from Lake View Towers in the Uptown section of the city around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
FOX 32 Chicago
Police are investigating after a 3-year-old boy died on Tuesday night when he fell from the 18th floor of a high-rise building into a parking lot below.
An inquest into the boy’s death is ongoing. No arrests had been made Wednesday morning.
FOX 32 Chicago

“We saw them when they brought the little kid on the stretcher,” Tracy Redmond told the station. “They were giving him chest compressions, and you could see where his face was all bloody.”

Etenesh Gebeyehu, whose daughter lives in the building, said the boy’s mother was crying when he was taken out on a stretcher.

“It’s terrible to see this tragedy for this family, so devastated,” another resident, Marisol Chaica, told the station.

The twin-tower apartment complex where a 3-year-old fell to death overlooks Lake Shore Drive.
The twin-tower apartment complex where Chaise died overlooks Lake Shore Drive. A three-story parking lot is located between the towers and Chair apparently fell from the north building, WREG reported.
FOX 32 Chicago

Building inspectors, meanwhile, scoured the apartment complex Tuesday night for code violations, but no information was released, WFLD reported.

Attempts to contact Chaise’s family were unsuccessful early Wednesday. A woman who answered the phone at the apartment complex said she could not comment on his death.

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