As of Thursday, December 6, 2012
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Clayton News Daily
JONESBORO— Clayton County Police said they should have been notified when a suspect was released from a local hospital.
Marquis Harris’ family turned him in to authorities Wednesday, around 10:30 p.m. Harris was shot by police Nov. 10, at Pars Cars located at 6823 Mount Zion Blvd., in Morrow.
Police said they were called to Pars Cars after Harris and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute at the car dealership.
“Harris was returning his children to his ex-wife at Pars Cars,” said Clayton Police Lt. Chris Windley.
Harris was shot by police after making threatening remarks and refusing to comply with commands. He was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was treated and released without police notification, according to Windley.
Officials at Atlanta Medical Center said due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) they could not disclose the date Harris was released from the hospital.
Windley said police issued an arrest warrant for Harris, prior to him surrendering to police.
The last known address police had for Harris was in the Stockbridge area of Henry County, Windley added.