A soldier threw himself out of the window of a 16th floor Birmingham hotel room following an argument with his girlfriend, an inquest heard.
Horrified onlookers watched as Robert Davies threw a fire extinguisher through a window and then plunged on to Broad Street in March this year.
In recording that Mr Davies, aged 22, of Yardley Wood Road, Yardley, Birmingham, took his own life, city coroner Aidan Cotter said there was nothing to suggest anyone else had been involved in the next incident.
Detective Constable Jonathan Egan said a police investigation had revealed that Mr Davies, a member of the British Army Medical Corps and his girlfriend Kerry Stevenson had booked into a third floor room at the Jury's Inn Hotel on the afternoon of March 5. He said both had gone out with separate friends for the night.
They met up later, returned to the hotel, and a man in a neighbouring room had been woken up by the sound of them arguing.
The officer said Miss Stevenson then went down to reception saying she had been locked out.
He said a fire extinguisher was then thrown from the hotel, hitting the windscreen of a BMW. Mr Davies was then seen falling and a mobile phone, money and a letter were later discovered.