As of Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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Clayton News Daily
By Kathy Jefcoats
JONESBORO — Clayton County police said a burglary suspect is in a coma after he tried to escape from a third-floor window Sunday.
Shawn Lamar Harris, 42, is in a coma with head and neck injuries at Atlanta Medical Center, said Officer Gary Syblis.
Syblis said police responded Sunday to the 3200 block of Weatherwood Way in Rex in reference to a burglary in progress. Officers found four suspects inside the home with burglary tools and took them into custody.
Harris apparently jumped from the third floor of the house when he saw officers arrive, said police.
Arrested with Harris were James Palmer, 33, Damon Mitchell, 33, and Demarcus Eagles, 36, said Syblis.
Clayton County detectives are interviewing these suspects in reference to several additional ongoing investigations, he said.