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Santa Ana Police Department
Saturday April 21st, 2018 :: 09:46 a.m. PDT


SAPD Investigating In-Custody Death

Deceased: Male (26) Miami, Florida

- Synopsis -

On Friday April 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM, Santa Ana Police Officers responded to reports of a male who appeared disoriented and was running into the street in front of cars. The male was also reportedly trying to enter a nearby school.

Officers arrived and located the suspect in front of the school. Officers handcuffed the suspect and requested paramedics for a medical evaluation. Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived on scene, treated and transported the suspect to a local regional hospital. During transport to the hospital, the suspect went into medical distress. The suspect arrived at the emergency room where doctors declared the suspect deceased at 2:38 PM.

The cause of death is pending investigation by the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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