11-month-old dies in fall from St. Paul apartment window
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Authorities say the death of an 11-month-old girl who fell from a ninth-floor apartment in St. Paul appears to be an accident.
Police said Wednesday they are still piecing together what happened, but so far, criminal charges are not expected.
Investigators identified the girl as Ilhaan Hassan. They say she was playing with other children on a bed just below a screened window right before she fell Tuesday evening. She died at a local hospital.
Police say several adults and children were in the apartment at the time.
Anthony Parker was outside the 24-story high-rise with his two daughters. He tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press he saw children "leaning back and forth" out of the window, then heard a "loud smack," and saw the baby unconscious on the ground.