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15-year-old boy dies from fall while playing game on Crown Heights rooftop

Screengrab of 1153 President St., Crown Heights.

Screengrab of 1153 President St., Crown Heights. Photo Credit: Google Maps

A 15-year-old boy died after falling from a Crown Heights rooftop, according to NBC New York. He was reportedly playing a game of tag with friends.

He tried to jump over a 10-foot gap from one building to another, police told NBC, and apparently didin't make it. Officers responded to the call at 1153 President St., between Rogers and Nostrand avenues.

Neighbors told NBC local teens had been playing on the roofs often, but ignored warnings from adults.


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