A Brooklyn party ended in tragedy early Saturday when a 21-year-old reveler fell to his death from a fourth-floor window.
Wyatt Tyler was drinking alcohol inside a Metropolitan Ave. apartment near Olive St. in East Williamsburg about 2:30 a.m. when he leaned back against a screen in an open window, police said.
The screen couldn’t support Tyler’s weight and popped out, cops said. Tyler tumbled backwards. He and the screen landed on the concrete, horrified witnesses said.
“We heard a huge thud. It sounded like a tire had fallen off the roof or something,” said a second-floor tenant, who would only identify himself as Sam. “We looked out the window and this kid was, like, crumpled on the ground.”
Seconds later, dozens of stunned revelers raced outside to help the Louisiana transplant.
“I heard a sound like a door being slammed, and a whole mess of people running. . . down the stairs,” said 22-year-old Chris Cote, who lives in the building. “He hit the back of his head. . . then he was twitching, and I heard him choking on his blood, with blood on his face.”
Medics rushed Tyler to Woodhull Hospital, but he could not be saved. Tyler was intoxicated when he plummeted to his death, cops said.
The sidewalk he landed on was littered with empty cans of Tecate beer, witnesses said.
Residents said parties at the apartment building are common — so much so that some tenants have complained to management.
Most tenants shrugged off the large crowd of boozers both outside the address and in the hallways — until their screams and curses set off alarm bells.
“I just kept hearing (cursing) over and over again,” said Elizabeth Laraia, 28, who also lives on the second floor. “I knew there was something going on with the amount of yelling, but that’s really, really sad.”
Tyler, who friends said grew up in Louisiana and graduated from Ben Franklin High School in New Orleans, lived only a few doors down from the party, officials said.
With Ross Keith