Suspect Killed by Tallahassee Homeowner Identified

Jarod Clemons
Posted at 2:30 PM, Jul 15, 2015
and last updated 2017-05-30 11:34:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Police say the man shot dead after attempting to break into a Tallahassee home was on his way to the hospital from Havana after taking the drug Molly,. 

According to the Tallahassee Police Department, Jarod Clemons was trying to break into houses in the 2600 block of Thomasville Road when he was shot by a homeowner. 

The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. No one else was injured in the shooting.

Prior to breaking into the home, Clemons was being transported from the Police Station in Havana to the hospital, according to the Havana Police Department. 

"Officers responded to the police department, and when they got here they observed a subject that was sweating profusely and had taken off some of his clothing. They immediately asked what his problem was, and he advised that he taken some bad Molly and that he needed an ambulance. He said he felt like his heart was going to explode and he needed an ambulance immediately," said Havana Police Chief Tracy Smith.

While with Havana Police, Clemons told them he had tried to get help earlier on 10th Avenue and left a gun in a church. 

After Clemons had been placed in the ambulance, Havana Police began investigating the other aspects of his story. Police say they spoke with a woman on 10th Avenue who said Clemons knocked on her door. A search of the woman's porch uncovered a handgun which was later discovered to be a stolen gun from Tallahassee. 

A person claiming to be Clemons's girlfriend drove up to the station and said he had been with her earlier until he jumped out of a moving car. 

Havana Police Chief Tracy Smith says the suspect was suppose to be transported to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

The Tallahassee Police Department says that Clemons "became agitated and demanded to be released from the vehicle."

TPD says the driver was able to stop the vehicle where Clemons opened the rear doors and left on foot. That is when Clemons began attempting to break into homes. 

The Havana Police Department is investigating the stolen handgun and waiting for more information from Tallahassee Police before they proceed with the stolen gun case. 

The Tallahassee Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to call (850) 891-4200 or CrimeStoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.