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Runaway man jumps 60 feet from parking lot, Georgia cops say

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A man jumped 60 feet from a parking lot as he ran from officers, Georgia police said.

A man has been hospitalized after jumping 60 feet from a parking lot while fleeing police, Georgia officials said.

Officers responded to the parking lot just before 3 a.m. July 22 to a report of vehicle break-ins, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Officers found three men, who attempted to flee in a car but crashed. The driver was arrested on the spot, but the two passengers fled on foot, police said.

One of the men jumped from the fifth level of the garage, falling 60 feet and injuring himself, police said. The other man fled.

Officers took the 20-year-old driver to Fulton County Jail. The 19-year-old who jumped was taken to hospital and was in stable condition, police said. He will be taken to prison once released from the hospital.

Both men are charged with aggravated assault, attempted theft of a car and possession of a firearm while committing a crime, according to the police department.

Madeleine List is a McClatchy National Real-Time reporter. She has reported for the Cape Cod Times and the Providence Journal.

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