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Police investigating man's fatal plunge from Clearwater condo tower

Published Jan. 29, 2014

CLEARWATER — Police are investigating the death of a man who plunged from the eighth floor of the Station Square condo building downtown Tuesday morning, police said.

Evgeny Zharkin, 43, plunged to his death at 628 Cleveland St. about 11:30 a.m. His body was discovered on the sidewalk on the east side of the property, Clearwater police said.

Zharkin, of Russia, was staying with his wife in an apartment in the building. Investigators are trying to determine whether he jumped or fell.