Friend of victim pushed off Bronx rooftop discusses incident
The friend of a Bronx woman who was allegedly pushed off a four-story rooftop by her boyfriend is speaking out about the incident.
Jahwara Young says he recently spoke with Tyshay Culber from the hospital where the woman underwent surgery earlier this week. Young says Culber appeared to be in good spirits and he says needs prayers for a quick recovery.
Police say Culber and her 24-year-old boyfriend, James Ellis, got into an argument Sunday at a Franklin Avenue apartment building.
According to the criminal complaint, when Culber began crying, Ellis ordered her to stop and struck her in the face. As the argument escalated, Ellis allegedly held her over the ledge of the building.
According to the complaint, he said, "Babe, I can't hold on anymore," and let go of Culber's arms. She fell four stories, lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital.
Police arrested Ellis and charged him with multiple charges including attempted murder.
Ellis is expected to be back in court tomorrow.