HARLEM, Manhattan — A 3-year-old boy died Friday morning after apparently falling out the window of a Harlem apartment, according to police.
The NYPD said the call came in around 10:20 a.m. for an unconscious child outside a building on West 133rd Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. and Frederick Douglass boulevards.
Responding officers were told by EMS they found the toddler behind the building unconscious and unresponsive, police said.
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was soon pronounced dead, police said.
Officials identified the young victim as Daniel Galeas. He lived just blocks away on West 137th Street, according to the NYPD.
Family told PIX11 News the toddler was under the care of his aunt with three other young children at their grandmother’s house, which was a normal routine.
The 3-year-old was jumping on a bed when he tripped and fell through a space in the window between an air conditioning unit and the wall.
Galeas fell down four stories into a stairwell that goes to the basement, according to authorities.
Police said the medical examiner will determine the boy’s official cause of death.
Authorities are looking at how the AC was installed as it was too small for the window and cardboard was used to fill the gap.
By New York City law, all AC units must be safely and permanently installed. Apartments with children ages 10 and under also need to have window guards installed.
Galeas would have turned four on Monday.
Editor’s note: Police initially reported a different age for the child.