Inmate suicide attempt investigation at Pinellas Co. Jail

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is currently conducting an investigation into the attempted suicide of 19-year-old Justis A. Burgos, who was in custody at the Pinellas County Jail.

According to investigators, at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016, detention staff found Burgos hanging from a bed sheet around his neck that was tied to a top bunk. Detention staff was assisted by medical personnel who performed life-saving measures.

Burgos was booked into the jail at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016, on charges of fleeing/eluding a police officer, possession of marijuana, and driving while license suspended or revoked.

Burgos was transported to Bayfront Medical Center.

According to investigators, he is currently in intensive care with life-threatening injuries.

The investigation continues.
 


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