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21-year-old man panics and jumps to his death after police came to his home to arrest him while on Facebook Live

By Mason White 5:16 PM April 20, 2017
Jamel Chandler
Jamel Chandler
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A man told his followers on Facebook that he is scared and felt like crying when police knocked on his door to arrest him.

21-year-old Jamel Chandler of Brooklyn, New York, was seen on Facebook Live panicking as police waited for him to open the door before jumping to his death.

Chandler said that the officers wanted to arrest him, but he refused to surrender and he came up with a plan to escape.

In the video, Chandler is heard saying: “Cops are at my door. They looking for me right now. I’m scared. They about to arrest me. I’m about to get arrested, they’re about to lock me up. Tune in. I feel like crying.”

A few minutes later, he said that he is thinking of jumping out of the window.

“I ain’t been home a whole month. I’m about to jump out the window. I’m on the 11th floor. I’m about to jump. If you want to jump, let me know. They right there bro,” he wrote.

The young man quickly tied several bed sheets together and he went out of his 11th story apartment window.

As he made his way down the building, at about the seventh floor, the sheets gave way and he fell to his death.

The officers never made it into his home. A few officers ran outside when they learned about the Facebook Live video and his plans to escape.

When they got outside, officer found Chandler lying on the floor. A woman was heard asking if the sheets were tied around his neck, but they were not.

Chandler who was wanted as a suspect in the robbery of a livery car driver, was rushed to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Chandler was recently freed after serving a four-year prison sentence. He was convicted of grand larceny for taking people’s wallets while asking them to sign fake petitions.

He was living with a friend at the time of the incident. That friend was also arrested as he is suspected to have committed the robbery together with Chandler.

Chandler’s mother, Joyce Ford, said her son had been looking for a job as he wanted to better his life. Chandler leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter named Janiyah.