SC college student falls 6 floors after trying to spit on party in apartments below, police say

The College of Charleston Campus Center Apartments. Photo from LS3P architecture

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A College of Charleston student is in critical condition after falling from the 6th floor of College of Charleston Campus Center Apartments early Sunday morning.

When officers with the Charleston Police Department arrived on scene, they found the 19-year-old victim laying on his back with a large laceration on his forehead. The victim was not talking but was breathing.

A witness told officers that the victim was yelling at a party on the second floor from the sixth floor.

The witness said that the victim leaned over the railing to spit on the group on the second floor and ended up falling and landing on his head.

The witness also said that both parties were intoxicated.

The student was transported to MUSC with life threatening injuries. While at the hospital, he told officials that no one pushed him and he did not jump. He told officers that the fall was an accident.

College of Charleston Public Safety also responded to the incident.

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