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Thirty-year-old model, Lashawna Threatt was ‘play wrestling’ with her BFF at a birthday party at the W Midtown Hotel in Atlanta when the incident turned deadly. Lashawna and the second woman were ‘play wrestling’ in in a hotel room at 3.15am on Saturday, witnesses told police.

The women crashed into a window and fell five stories onto a slanted glass ceiling above a sun room at the hotel

‘They were play wrestling,’ Lt Paul Guerrucci, commander of the Atlanta Police Department’s homicide unit, said. 

‘The next thing you know, they went toward the window and through the window and out they went.’

Rescuers found Threatt dead on the sunroom roof. She left behind a 15-year-old daughter.

The second woman, whom police would not identify, tumbled off that same roof and fell onto an outdoor patio outside the hotel.

She was taken to Grady Hospital with multiple broken bones and other injuries and listed in critical condition.

Friends say Threatt was the best friend of the injured woman.

Lt Guerrucci said: ‘According to the witnesses, there was no arguing during the hours leading up to this, either, so it’s really a tragic accident.’

Threatt worked as a model who did liquor promotions and appeared in print ads. 

She started celebrating her birthday on Friday by eating with friends at a restaurant – then went to the hotel room for an after party, a friend said. No one would’ve guessed it would have ended this way.


Lashawna Threatt


The W Hotel where the incident occurred


Lashawna Threatt


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