Teen suspect leaps 6 stories from Buckhead parking deck to try and escape arrest, police say

ATLANTA — A teenage suspect is in the hospital after police say he jumped six stories off of a parking deck at a Buckhead apartment complex to escape arrest.

Atlanta police say three men were breaking into cars in the parking deck at the Icon Buckhead Apartments on Peachtree Road around 2:45 a.m.

As the trio of suspects were continuing to break into cars, officers arrived and began chasing them.

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Investigators say the men tried driving away, but crashed their car. The driver, 20-year-old Jalen Wright, was subsequently arrested.

Cartier Evans, 19, then jumped off of the parking deck in an attempt to escape. He was injured during the fall and arrested on the ground.

Evans was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he is currently stable.

The third suspect was able to escape from police and has not yet been arrested.


It’s unclear how many cars were broken into before police arrived.

Both Wright and Evans are being charged with aggravated assault, attempted theft of auto, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Wright has been taken to the Fulton County Jail and Evans will be taken there once he is released from the hospital.

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