Double shooting suspect falls through attic during Jacksonville arrest

Asbestos covered the suspect and water streamed into the house.

A 20-year-old Jacksonville man remains jailed on $ 1 million bail after officials found him hiding in an attic where he crashed through the ceiling. He is charged with two attempted murders in the March shooting of two teenagers at Courtney Manor Apartments, police records show.

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The officers showed up on Thursday at an apartment on Baymeadows Road 10550 with an arrest warrant for Justus Milan Harp. His mother said she would get him, but then came back and told the officers she was wrong and that his arrest report said he could be walking around the complex.

After a search of the area failed to find Harp, the officers spoke to the mother again, who confirmed that he was inside and that she would try to get him out. When that failed, the officers let the mother and daughter leave the home while they took over. When they loudly ordered surrender, a woman came out of a bedroom and said she hadn’t seen him, the report said.

The officers continued to search the house and located the suspect in an attic. They said he grabbed a PVC water pipe and, according to the report, crashed through the ceiling underneath. Asbestos-covered harp and water poured into the house. He was medically cleared and arrested.

Little information was released about the shooting that led to his arrest. It happened in late March at 5620 Collins Road, where two vehicles from the apartment complex were also hit. Two friends, 16 and 18, were wounded in the shooting.

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