Woman Falls to Death from Boyfriend's Fire Escape After Fight, Sources Say

By Janon FisherMurray Weiss and Paul DeBenedetto  on April 4, 2014 7:59pm

 Hannah Shaw, 29, fell to her death trying to gain access to her boyfriend's Williamsburg apartment, sources said.
Hannah Shaw, 29, fell to her death trying to gain access to her boyfriend's Williamsburg apartment, sources said.
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WILLIAMSBURG — A Brooklyn woman fell to her death Friday morning trying to gain access to her boyfriend's apartment from his roof after he locked her out, sources said.

Hannah Shaw, 29, had been arguing with her boyfriend at the bar Lucky Dog, 303 Bedford Ave., before 4:40 a.m. Friday morning, when he left abruptly, police sources said.

Shaw followed her boyfriend back to his Kent Avenue apartment, where he locked her out, prompting Shaw to climb a fire escape up to his apartment, making it up four stories before slipping and falling to her death, sources said.

She was rushed to Woodhull Medical Center and pronounced dead, police said.

Her mother, Jane Tawney, said that she spoke to the boyfriend Friday and he said that Shaw had been given a key to the apartment and shouldn't have needed to climb the building to get in.

"Some decision was made that was not good," Tawney said.

Shaw, who lived on South Fourth Street, designed her own jewelry and worked as a manager at Williamsburg landscaping company Jungle, her mother said.

She was thinking of going to graduate school for horticulture, Tawney said.

"She's my baby," Tawney said. "She was beautiful. She was very talented."

Tawney said she last spoke to her daughter a week ago, and their last words exchanged together were, "I love you," Tawney said.

"Never, never forget to say that," she said.

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