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Man critical after jump from Santa Rosa parking garage

A 62-year-old man clung to life Sunday after he apparently jumped off the ledge of a downtown Santa Rosa parking garage, Santa Rosa police officials said.

Passersby on Saturday found the man lying on the ground at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday near the Seventh Street garage with major head injuries, Sgt. John Creegan said.

Officers suspect the jump was a suicide attempt, although it remains under investigation, Creegan said. They found evidence to suggest he fell from the second floor, he said.

People who lived with the Santa Rosa man at a halfway house said he had made suicidal statements before leaving the house that morning, Creegan said.

Police asked that anyone who spoke to the man beforehand or saw him in the area of Seventh Street call the violent crimes unit at 543-3590.

The man was wearing a bright orange shirt and camouflage hat, Creegan said.

He remained in critical condition Sunday at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Creegan said. Police did not release the man's name because officers placed him on a mental health hold at the hospital.


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