Jose Greer

Jose Greer

*This just burns me up and breaks my heart at the same time.

Double jeopardy.

In a desperate attempt to get away from people trying to break into his apartment, an Atlanta man ran to his balcony and jumped from its 3rd floor. And while he was conscious following the fall, he later succumbed from the injuries he sustained during the attempt.

Jose Greer, 51, had managed to reach 911 and communicate as he lay broken on the ground, according to Fox 5 News. But he died six hours later during surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital; where he is said to have suffered a fractured pelvis, broken arms, broken legs and other internal injuries.

“He actually was conscious enough to tell the responding officer that he jumped in fear of his safety,” said Atlanta Police Major Adam Lee.

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