Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
Department of Detention and Corrections
-Detention Investigation Unit (DIU)
Justis A. Burgos (Inmate)
Address: Pinellas County Jail -14400 49th Street North, Clearwater
Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating the attempted suicide of an inmate at the Pinellas County Jail.
The inmate was originally arrested at 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 5, 2016. He was found at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016.
The inmate was located on the second floor in the jail’s Central Division.
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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