Williamsburg indie drummer mourned

Friends and family mourned the loss of a Williamsburg drummer Monday after he fell to his death in an elevator shaft.Police say 34-year-old Gerard Fuchs

WILLIAMSBURG - Friends and family mourned the loss of a Williamsburg drummer Monday after he fell to his death in an elevator shaft.

Police say 34-year-old Gerard Fuchs was trying to jump out of a stalled elevator car inside 338 Berry St. when his clothing got caught and he fell down five stories.

Alex Frankel, Fuchs' friend and roommate, says Fuchs was a talented and passionate musician who played in three Brooklyn indie bands.

"[Fuchs] lived his dream," Frankel says. "He did not like staying still, he was always moving and I believe he was happy."

A lawyer for the Berry Street building says there is an investigation into why the freight elevator, which is normally closed after 6 p.m., was operating at the time of the accident.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they think 1 Word on the Street: Amazon Go
The 25-year-old had just recently started work at 2 Police look to question ex-boyfriend in death of correction officer
Construction crews are making repairs to a sinkhole 3 Crews repair sinkhole that disabled school bus in Brooklyn
Police have released a surveillance video they say 4 Video shows suspect vehicle used in drive by shooting in Brooklyn
5 Brooklyn Sportscast, Dec. 6

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE