Police believe dead infant in New York thrown from 4th-floor window

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Darla Miles reports from Richmond Hill (WABC)

An infant was discovered dead outside a Queens apartment building, and detectives believe he was tossed from a fourth-floor window.

The boy, just 20 days old, was found around 4 a.m. in a courtyard outside the 115th Street apartment building, near a trash can in the Richmond Hill section.

"Four o'clock in the morning, I step out and I heard something fall out the window, like a book," building resident Mazol Ilyayeva said. "I go downstairs into the courtyard, and I see the baby on the floor, just blood everywhere, and just like a puppy dead."

That was how Ilyayeva described the condition of Rizwan Ahmad, who was born only on July 18 and was dressed in a blue and white onsie.

Ilyayeva called 911, and in two minutes, her building was swarming with officers.

"As I'm sleeping, I wake up to the noise of people just running up and down the stairs," neighbor Taylor Russea said. "Lights are flashing outside my window. My dog is barking."

At this point, police believe Ahmad was tossed out of a fourth-floor window. His 21-year-old mother was taken to Jamaica Medical Center for observation.

There were three other adults in the apartment at the time who are still being questioned by police. And while Russea heard the aftermath, his brother overheard noises minutes before the infant was thrown.

"We live right below them," he said. "So he heard a huge tantrum of a kid crying, and just running up and down, that's all he heard."

EMS pronounced the child dead at the scene.

No charges were immediately filed and the incident is under investigation.
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